EatRight.org is offering a list of 7 ways to help little ones with allergies have a fun, safe Halloween. The list includes some obvious answers such as reading labels carefully, but also asks parents to consider options like The Teal Pumpkin Project or even starting a different fall tradition that may not include asking the neighbors for candy.
Everyone knows there are extra frights about on Halloween, but for children with food allergies, there can be something extra going bump in the night. “Six of the top eight allergens are in high circulation at Halloween. Wheat, milk, soy and even egg are used in many chocolates, caramels and fruit chews. Even more candies are made with or processed around peanuts and tree nuts, such as walnuts, almonds and cashews. Even small amounts of these allergens can cause an anaphylactic reaction.” This presents a challenge for parents of children with allergies who still want to have the full halloween experience.
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