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10/24/12 9:19 PM
by Cristi Schwamb To make 80-100 edible earthworms, you will need plastic drinking straws with the bendy top make realistic worm ridges. If using them, extend the straws to the full length. Recipe:One 6-ounce...
10/27/14 1:30 PM
What You Need to Know About Food Labels to Remain Safe This Halloween Halloween candy can present risks for children with food allergies. Some parents choose to trade their child's candy for safe candy or for non-food treats and prizes. (The...
10/24/12 8:51 PM
Allergy-Friendly Witch Cake by Laura Giletti Use a safe cake recipe such as: Wacky Cake (can be made free of milk, egg, soy, wheat, gluten, nuts, corn) Use a safe chocolate frosting such as: Chocolate Silk Frosting (can be made free of...
10/24/12 4:30 AM
What You Need to Know About Food Labels to Remain Safe This Halloween The Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act (FALCPA) has greatly improved labeling for the 8 major allergens - milk, soy, egg, peanut, tree nut, wheat, fish, and...
10/9/12 2:42 PM
By Tami L. Pyles As the calendar flips from September to October and signs of fall begin to appear, it is time for parents to start thinking about Halloween. My plans are already forming as we prepare for another Halloween with our...
10/28/13 5:29 PM
Share a picture of your costumed child safely celebrating Halloween with food allergies and you could win a dairy-free, soy-free gift pack from Go Veggie plus a t-shirt from Kids With Food Allergies. Two grand prize winners will receive $100 gift card...
10/20/14 2:29 PM
You're invited to participate in our 8th annual Halloween costume parade! Show us how you safely celebrate Halloween - add photos of your costumes, your teal pumpkins or your Halloween parties . You could win one of five fantastic...
10/17/14 3:42 PM
Two years ago when Becky Basalone and her two young sons first painted a pumpkin teal, she had no idea where that little pumpkin would lead. Becky had recently started FACET (Food Allergy Community of East Tennessee), an AAFA-affiliated support group....
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10/17/14 3:46 PM
You're invited to participate in our 8th annual Halloween costume parade! Show us how you safely celebrate Halloween - add photos of your costumes, your teal pumpkins or your Halloween parties . You could win one of five fantastic allergy-friendly...
10/31/14 9:35 PM
There is still time to enter for the final prize draws!
10/25/12 12:50 PM
Comment by Starkled
Originally Posted by Colleen English Ross: This is why I toss Dum Dums, Tootsie Rolls, and Smarties my daughter gets when trick-or-treating and replace them with the same candy I've reserved from what I've purchased. Hi Colleen!...
10/24/12 2:07 PM
One thing not noted in the article is to take care with candies that are repackaged (such as Smarties, Tootsie Rolls). Often, they are repackaged by third parties that also package items with common allergens, such as nuts. This is...
10/24/12 2:17 PM
Hi Yes - that is definitely an important point! We did include it as important point #3 at the top of this blog post (right above the image of the Snickers bar). It's worth restating again, though so thank you!
10/24/12 3:39 PM
Sorry, I think you misunderstood me. What I was talking about is different than shared lines at a manufacturer's facility. I am talking about when a third party repackages a product like Dum Dums for a store such as Target, CVS, etc. This...
10/24/12 3:47 PM
Hi Colleen, I believe we are talking about the same issue. We are aware of the re-bagging issue--we included it under the Dum Dums/Spangler photo (second to last photo) and highlighted it as #3 at the top of the blog post: Quote: Some...
10/10/12 4:30 PM
Comment by nyc4me03
As a mom of a food-allergic kid, Halloween is very difficult for us. Especially now, as she's getting older and in school with other kids that like and enjoy the candy aspect of Halloween. On Halloween night, we choose to hand out food-related...
10/10/12 10:24 AM
Comment by sahnya
Since so many Halloween candies contain allergens for my children we've started a new family tradition for the holiday. Rather than handing out any candy or treats to the 200 or so kids who come to our neighborhood we leave our house and have a...
10/10/12 10:52 AM
Comment by LSK
Thanks so much for all the great ideas and information! We give out non-food treats - things like glow sticks, glow necklaces, temporary tattoos, stickers, and small toys. The kids who come to our house AND their parents really seem to...
11/2/12 6:13 PM
Originally Posted by MACEMama: I came across a funky one while going through DS' candy tonight. I knew Tootsie Rolls have milk in them, but I was curiously reading the label while snacking on a lemon flavored one (habit ). Ingredients are:...
11/2/12 6:58 PM
If whey were the only milk-derived ingredient in it, it would still have to list MILK either in parentheses after the word whey (milk) or in an "Contains: Milk" statement. However, in this case, the common name (plain English) word Milk...
10/31/12 9:36 PM
Comment by MACEMama
I came across a funky one while going through DS' candy tonight. I knew Tootsie Rolls have milk in them, but I was curiously reading the label while snacking on a lemon flavored one (habit ). Ingredients are: SUGAR, CORN SYRUP,...
10/30/12 1:36 AM
Comment by christine patrick
Hi Everyone I am new to this. I have heard that kids with life threatening allergies are eligable for disability tax credit in canada. Does anyone know anout this? Thanks Christine
10/30/12 4:28 AM
Comment by janmumx4
Hi Christine and I live in the UK so not much help with you question, but Wanted to tell you to hang in there and Someone will get back to you.We potentially have a no of members having difficulty getting online on the East coast of the US right now...
10/30/12 6:42 AM
Comment by cheymom
Hi Christine! Welcome to KFA! We are glad you found us. I am not in Canada, but we do have a lot of Canadian members that deal with life threatening food allergies. You can try posting in on our Main Support Forum and they can...
10/29/13 7:38 PM
Congrats to this Red Sox player, whose mom had this to say about him: "My little Red Sox Player! He faces allergies with bravery and determination. Michael would rather miss out on something than cause anyone around him to have to avoid a food they...
10/30/13 7:25 PM
Congratulations to preciousangel who is today's winning photo! They are the winner of a prize package from Go Veggie and a KFA t-shirt!
10/29/13 12:22 AM
Congratulations to gatordoc97 whose photo was chosen as the first winner of the campaign!
11/2/13 4:24 PM
Our final daily winner is Gatsby and Daisy who celebrated Halloween by eating mom's homemade, allergy-safe lollipops! Congratuations! We'll be announcing our 2 grand prize winners tomorrow!
11/3/13 9:16 PM
Congratulations to our costume parade grand prize winners: Flying Genie and Nurse Bella! Genie is allergic to dairy, peanuts and tree nuts, but that does not stop her from flying high! Got food allergies? Nurse Bella is here to help! She...
10/31/13 7:25 PM
Congratulations to our unicorn Gwen, who doesn't let her food allergies hold her back from enjoying Halloween! Gwen loves playing viola in school this year, doing crafts and hanging out with friends. She is the winner of a Go Veggie prize pack and a...
9/27/15 4:49 PM
Great glad it's working!
10/13/15 4:39 PM
Fun new craft ideas to #KeepItTeal ! Iron-on transfer, stickers/buttons/tags and a stencil!
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10/13/15 7:37 PM
Join our 9th annual Halloween photo parade and show us how you #KeepItTeal for a safer celebration! Kids With Food Allergies (KFA) invites you to share your photos of your kids in their costumes, your teal pumpkins and decorations, or your...
10/28/15 1:36 PM
There are many different ways children with food allergies can enjoy Halloween. No matter which way your family chooses to celebrate, here are some helpful reminders from Kids With Food Allergies: Understand the importance of reading candy labels ....
10/29/15 3:52 PM
There is still time to join our 9th annual Halloween photo parade and show us how you #KeepItTeal for a safer celebration! Enter photos of your kids in their costumes or your teal pumpkins and decorations. One grand prize winner will win a...
10/29/15 5:37 PM
We have another blog post w/ posters and coloring sheets . We also have a great 1-page handout w/ ideas for alternatives. Download PDF
11/4/15 12:38 PM
Congratulations to the winners of our 9th annual Halloween photo parade! Our grand prize winner, Bryson, will receive a $300 Visa ® gift card courtesy of So Delicious ® Dairy Free. Our runners-up will each receive 10 VIP coupons...
9/17/15 3:49 PM
Comment by Dawn Aaron Laird
What a great idea! Is there a way for kids to show they "Keep it Teal" on Halloween night? So houses know they're "teal" kiddos?
9/17/15 8:04 PM
Hmmm....that's a good question!