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Halloween can be a fun and exciting holiday for children, but it is not without risk for those with food allergies. Families raising children with food allergies need to take extra precautions in order to keep their children safe. In addition, children with food allergies may also feel left out due the fact that many candies contain allergens and many celebrations center around these foods. Fortunately, there are many ways your family can safely celebrate Halloween with food allergies, and for your children to safely celebrate at school.

This new tip sheet includes:

  • Alternatives to trick-or-treating
  • Safe trick-or-treating checklist
  • Examples of non-food treats for Halloween
  • Tips for parents and teachers for Halloween celebrations at school
  • Halloween-themed crafts and games
  • Fun ways to celebrate at school

This tip sheet was written in collaboration with Gina M. Lee, education consultant.

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Kids With Food Allergies
A Division of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America
1235 South Clark Street Suite 305, Arlington, VA 22202
Phone: 1-800-7-ASTHMA (1.800.727.8462)
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