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Halloween Treat: Edible Gel Earthworms

Kids With Food Allergies ·
 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...
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How to Check Ingredient Statements on Candy to Keep Loved Ones Safe

Kids With Food Allergies ·
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...
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How to Make a Wacky Witch Cake (Free of Milk, Egg, Soy, and More!)

Kids With Food Allergies ·
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...
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Check Ingredient Statements on Halloween Candy

Kids With Food Allergies ·
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...
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3 Tricks to Managing Food Allergies at Halloween

Kids With Food Allergies ·
 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...
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Faces of Food Allergies - 7th Annual Halloween Costume Parade

Kids With Food Allergies ·
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...
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Virtual Halloween Contest for Kids with Food Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
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...
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Spreading Food Allergy Awareness One Teal Pumpkin at a Time

Kids With Food Allergies ·
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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Corrine ·
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Our Teal Pumpkin for Halloween

Jaelithe ·
Our Teal Pumpkin for Halloween
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Re: Spreading Food Allergy Awareness One Teal Pumpkin at a Time

Kids With Food Allergies ·
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 prizes!   Winners will be selected on Halloween night and we have 5 grand prizes to giveaway sponsored by Enjoy Life, Surf Sweets, Divvies, Cybele's Free to Eat, and Allermates.   You must be a registered member of the Kids With Food...
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Re: Virtual Halloween Contest for Kids with Food Allergies

Kathy P ·
There is still time to enter for the final prize draws!
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Re: Halloween Treat: Edible Gel Earthworms

LSK ·
My kids would love these!
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Re: Check Ingredient Statements on Halloween Candy

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!  We do the same thing with all the candy that DS gets on Halloween.  Due to the issues with repackaging there's no way to know if the safe candy has residue on them (or whether the residue is from the various home owners...
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Re: Check Ingredient Statements on Halloween Candy

Colleen English Ross ·
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 technically a labelling issue, but it is something to be aware of with candy.
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Re: Check Ingredient Statements on Halloween Candy

Kids With Food Allergies ·
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!
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Re: Check Ingredient Statements on Halloween Candy

Colleen English Ross ·
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 is done separate from the manufacturer's facility.  Even though the candy may have been free of allergens when made and packaged in a manufacturer's facility.  These repackaged items, cross-contamination is introduced when the it is...
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Re: Check Ingredient Statements on Halloween Candy

Kids With Food Allergies ·
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 additional important points for checking Halloween candy:   Always read the full label of every candy. Different sizes of the same product may have different ingredients. Re-bagged candy may have different labels than the candy made and sold...
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Re: 3 Tricks to Managing Food Allergies at Halloween

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 treats. This year, we're handing out glow-in-the-dark Halloween tattoos. This way, we show our daughter that it's okay and perfectly acceptable to get something other than candy during trick-or-treating.   Also, we have our daughter help us...
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Re: 3 Tricks to Managing Food Allergies at Halloween

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 nice night out.  Our kids can choose a restaurant then we go to a movie.  I buy and/or make them some quality non-allergenic treats that they can enjoy and add some to their lunches for the following week. They love it.  I love...
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Re: 3 Tricks to Managing Food Allergies at Halloween

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 like these "treats".
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Re: Check Ingredient Statements on Halloween Candy

Colleen English Ross ·
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:   SUGAR, CORN SYRUP, PARTIALLY HYDROGENATED SOYBEAN OIL, CONDENSED SKIM MILK, WHEY, MALIC ACID, ARTIFICIAL FLAVOR, SOYA LECITHIN, ARTIFICIAL COLOR (FD&C YELLOW 5). While the condensed skim milk does meet the plain English requirement...
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Re: Check Ingredient Statements on Halloween Candy

Kids With Food Allergies ·
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 has already appeared once in the label and FALCPA says that the allergen only need to be declared once and doesn't have to be repeated with each derivative.    See #1 on our FAQ on FALCPA as a reference: ...
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Re: Check Ingredient Statements on Halloween Candy

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, PARTIALLY HYDROGENATED SOYBEAN OIL, CONDENSED SKIM MILK, WHEY, MALIC ACID, ARTIFICIAL FLAVOR, SOYA LECITHIN, ARTIFICIAL COLOR (FD&C YELLOW 5). While the condensed skim milk does meet the plain English requirement for FALCPA labeling, the whey in...
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Re: Check Ingredient Statements on Halloween Candy

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
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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 with the storm, but we do have members in Canada too who may be able to advise you Meanwhile have you looked at our starter guide yet ? There's a link at the end of my siggy
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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 assist you.   Here is the link to the Main Forum:  http://community.kidswithfooda...rum/forum/main_forum   Just click on 'Post New Topic' to get started.  
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Re: Faces of Food Allergies - 7th Annual Halloween Costume Parade

Kathy P ·
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 love. He's selfless and caring and our Super allergy Super Star! " Michael is the winner of a prize package from Go Veggie and a KFA t-shirt!  Congrats, Michael!
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Re: Faces of Food Allergies - 7th Annual Halloween Costume Parade

Kathy P ·
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!  
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Re: Faces of Food Allergies - 7th Annual Halloween Costume Parade

Kathy P ·
Congratulations to gatordoc97 whose photo was chosen as the first winner of the campaign!
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Re: Faces of Food Allergies - 7th Annual Halloween Costume Parade

Kids With Food Allergies ·
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!
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Re: Faces of Food Allergies - 7th Annual Halloween Costume Parade

Kathy P ·
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 has epinephrine and inhalers stocked at all times.     A special thank you to GO Veggie! for sponsoring this event.    
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Re: Faces of Food Allergies - 7th Annual Halloween Costume Parade

Kathy P ·
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 KFA t-shirt!  
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Re: KFA's Halloween Food Allergy Guide

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Happy Halloween! 
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Re: #KeepItTeal: A Safer and More Inclusive Halloween for Kids on Special Diets

Kathy P ·
Great glad it's working!
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Re: #KeepItTeal: A Safer and More Inclusive Halloween for Kids on Special Diets

Kathy P ·
Fun new craft ideas to #KeepItTeal ! Iron-on transfer, stickers/buttons/tags and a stencil!      
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#KeepItTeal Halloween Photo Contest to Benefit Kids With Food Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
  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...
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Allergy-Friendly Candy for Halloween

Kids With Food Allergies ·
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 ....
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Still Time to Enter Your #KeepItTeal Photos to Support Kids With Food Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
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...
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Re: Spreading Food Allergy Awareness One Teal Pumpkin at a Time

Kathy P ·
We have another blog post w/ posters and coloring sheets .  We also have a great 1-page handout w/ ideas for alternatives.   Download PDF
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Re: #KeepItTeal Halloween Photo Contest to Benefit Kids With Food Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
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 from So Delicious Dairy Free.     We thank So Delicious Dairy Free for their continuing support of Kids With Food Allergies! And thanks to everyone who shared their photos to support KFA.  So Delicious is making a very generous...
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Re: 3 Tricks to Managing Food Allergies at Halloween

SarahElizabeth ·
In Tarrant County, Texas, if a house has a teal-painted pumpkin on the porch, it has non-food treats for KWFA.
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Re: #KeepItTeal: A Safer and More Inclusive Halloween for Kids on Special Diets

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? 
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