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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 Allergies...
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Re: Our 1st Teal Pumpkin & 1st Homemade costume

Kathy P ·
Great job on the pumpkin and the costume!
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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: Spreading Food Allergy Awareness One Teal Pumpkin at a Time

RW ·
What are some other ways people deal with Halloween? I don't think this teal thing should stop by any means, but I am having a hard time seeing it as a widely accepted solution. I have a peanut/treenut allergic kid and I have very mixed emotions... On the one hand, I like the added awareness, but on the other hand... I think this might be expecting too much . In our town, some neighborhoods get hundreds of kids and per item non-food stuff can get expensive. Plus, I really don't want my...
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Re: Spreading Food Allergy Awareness One Teal Pumpkin at a Time

Allison ·
Hi RW! Some people keep the cost down by ordering bulk non-food treats online, or by giving kids a choice and asking, especially if the parents are nearby. Have you also seen this year's post on craft ideas ... You could also bake a fun safe-for-you cake . My preteen just likes being with his friends, for the most part. I like the idea of donating extra candy to volunteers in your town. Some dentists have always collected it in exchange for something...
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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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Back-to-School Resources for Families With Food Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
School is back in session! Kids With Food Allergies (KFA) has a lot of resources for parents and schools so you can keep children with food allergies safe. Many of the resources below come with printable PDFs you can use for reference or share. And you can find more articles, tips and tricks on our KFA school resources page.
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Help Us #TurnItTeal for Food Allergy Awareness Week!

Kids With Food Allergies ·
We're partnering with TurnItTeal.org to raise food allergy awareness nationwide. Teal is the official awareness color for food allergies. We want to light up buildings, landmarks and popular attractions in the color teal during Food Allergy Awareness Week May 14-20, 2017.
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AAFA Joins Other Groups to Promote the Teal Pumpkin Project for a Safer Halloween

KFA News Team ·
This Halloween across America, teal pumpkins will signal safe treats for trick-or-treaters with food allergies as part of the Teal Pumpkin Project, an awareness initiative jointly supported this year by Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE), the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America and several other groups.
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Food-Free Ways to Celebrate the Holidays at School

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Many schools are moving away from celebrating holidays with food in the classroom. If your school chooses to celebrate the winter holidays, partner with key school staff and families to plan holiday festivities that are safer and more inclusive for everyone, including kids with food allergies.
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The Tools You Need to Send Your Child With Food Allergies Back to School

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Summer is drawing to a close and it’s back-to-school time once again. That means it’s time to make sure you have everything you need to keep your child with food allergies safe at school. Along with supplies, books, lunchboxes, uniforms and anything else you might need, make sure you check out these school resources from Kids With Food Allergies (KFA).
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Tips for Food Allergy Safety at Halloween

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Holidays like Halloween that focus on food and treats can be stressful for parents and kids who manage food allergies. Preparation can reduce that stress and minimize the chances of having a food allergy reaction. Read our tips and learn how to make Teal Pumpkin SunButter Crispy Rice Treats.
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Tips for Managing Food Allergies at School: Get Active With Food-Free Activities

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Do you need ideas to share with your child's teacher to encourage non-food rewards in the classroom? Many elementary schools are becoming more food allergy aware. An average U.S. classroom has two children with a food allergy. Using non-food rewards is healthier for everyone, not just those with food allergies. These ideas get a class up and moving after a job well done.
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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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Ways to #KeepItTeal This Halloween

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Craft Ideas to #KeepItTeal Halloween is on its way!  You want to show others you are going to #KeepItTeal to support kids with food allergies and special diets. But maybe you aren't quite ready to carve pumpkins.  Use our craft printouts...
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Partner With Your School to Promote Teal Classrooms This Halloween

Kids With Food Allergies ·
We've updated our Teal Classroom™ Kit! Learn more about raising food allergy awareness in the classroom and download your own copy . Did you know that 45% of severe allergic reactions in schools begin in the classroom? 1 About 20-25% of allergic reactions requiring epinephrine in schools occur without a prior history of food allergy. 2 Many schools are moving away from celebrating holidays with food in the classroom. If your school chooses to celebrate Halloween, partner with key school...
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#KeepItTeal: A Safer and More Inclusive Halloween for Kids on Special Diets

Kids With Food Allergies ·
4 Ways to #KeepItTeal for Halloween Do you want to make Halloween safer for children with food allergies? Share #KeepItTeal pumpkin posters and other safety tips from Kids With Food Allergies. Show your community that offering non-food treats is a...
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Mom and Daughter Rally Local Businesses to Make Local Halloween Festival Food-Allergy Friendly

Kids With Food Allergies ·
The community of Clifton Springs, New York, attends a popular Halloween festival every year called Spooktacular. Families come in costume for the games, hayrides, pumpkin decorating, haunted house and dance party. And, of course, the trick-or-treating. After hearing about TEALOWEEN on the KFA community, Stasi had an idea to see if she could make Spooktacular more food-allergy friendly.
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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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Re: Help Us #TurnItTeal for Food Allergy Awareness Week!

Mum23 ·
We were in contact with the PECO building. There are guidelines that our project did not fall under so the request was denied sadly. We hope to get something your way next year thought! Always looking for more suggestions as well!
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Re: Food Allergy Awareness Week 2016

K8sMom2002 ·
This is DEFINITELY turning it teal! Legomom! How'd you persuade that many people to join in?
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Re: Food Allergy Awareness Week 2016

Katie D ·
WTG
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Re: Food Allergy Awareness Week 2016

Jen ·
Awesome! Stop by our forums and tell us how food allergies affect you.
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Re: Food Allergy Awareness Week 2016

Kathy P ·
That's awesome!
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Re: Food Allergy Awareness Week 2016

legomom ·
All students who wore teal were allowed out of dress code for the day at school. The week was also filled with facts about food allergies during morning announcements.
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Re: Food Allergy Awareness Week 2016

K8sMom2002 ·
What a great idea!
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Re: Help Us #TurnItTeal for Food Allergy Awareness Week!

Ktgibby0115 ·
Zakim bridge or the John Hancock building in Boston, Ma Mass has no location!
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Re: Help Us #TurnItTeal for Food Allergy Awareness Week!

Mum23 ·
Re: Help Us #TurnItTeal for Food Allergy Awareness Week!
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Re: Tips for Managing Food Allergies at School: Get Active With Food-Free Activities

KtO ·
Thanks for this piece!! I'm in search of any materials that help make ending the classroom birthday treat more palatable to parents & staff that are still undereducated when it comes to the reality of children living with life threatening allergies.
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Re: Tips for Managing Food Allergies at School: Get Active With Food-Free Activities

Jen ·
Hi kto, Welcome to posting. What food allergies do you manage?
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Re: Tips for Managing Food Allergies at School: Get Active With Food-Free Activities

KtO ·
Although My daughter has a long list of allergies, her life threatening allergens are peanut, pistachio & cashew.
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Re: Our Teal Pumpkin for Halloween

Jaelithe ·
Thanks, Kathy P. The tape was Isaac's idea, actually. He is allergic to peanuts.
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Re: Our Teal Pumpkin for Halloween

Kathy P ·
What a great idea to mask things off tape! Brilliant! Welcome to KFA - what is Isaac allergic to??
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Re: Going Teal for Food Allergy awareness

Jen ·
Love the pumpkins!
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Re: Finley's Teal Pumpkin

Jen ·
Hi Amber, Welcome to KFA. How old is Finley and what allergies do you manage?
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Re: Finley's Teal Pumpkin

Amber Van Dyk ·
Hi Jen, Thank you. Finley is 8 and allergic to Peanuts.
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Re: Finley's Teal Pumpkin

Katie D ·
Welcome to KFA Did you paint the pumpkin yourself or find it in a store like that? Love the glossy color!
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Re: Finley's Teal Pumpkin

Amber Van Dyk ·
Hi & thank you! We found it at Walmart it was white so we painted it with outdoor craft paint. It's kind of funny when we purchased it we didn't realize it lighted up till we got it home ready to paint ..so bonus!
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Re: Finley's Teal Pumpkin

Jen ·
Amber - Be sure to stop by our forums to introduce yourself. You might like our school age kids forum - https://community.kidswithfood...l_and_food_allergies
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Re: Finley's Teal Pumpkin

Amber Van Dyk ·
Will do. .thank you!
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Re: Going Teal for Food Allergy awareness

K8sMom2002 ·
Too cute!
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Re: Going Teal for Food Allergy awareness

Tmarbuery ·
Thank you !
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Re: Our Teal Pumpkin

K8sMom2002 ·
Very cool! What did you do to put the letters on?
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Re: Ernie with his teal pumpkin

K8sMom2002 ·
He looks so proud of his teal pumpkin -- as he should be! What food allergies do you guys manage? Swing by our forums and let us know what you guys will be doing for Halloween . P.S. I edited the title for you so that it would be a little easier to read -- hope you don't mind!
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Re: Our Teal Pumpkin

Ebuniack ·
@K8sMom2002 I got the pumpkin from Michaels, then I bought decorative, ornate bats to place on it and ordered 1" vinyl mailbox letters off Amazon to use! I tried several other letters/stickers but they wouldn't stay. I almost did stencil & paint but this worked well and is reusable every year
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Re: Our Teal Pumpkin

K8sMom2002 ·
What an absolute rockin' idea! Genius! Note to self: remember that trick!
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Re: Teal pumpkin

K8sMom2002 ·
Oh, my goodness! That is hands down the cutest teal pumpkin I've ever seen! What food allergies do you manage? There's lots of friendly "faces" over in the Main Support Forum to help you deal with food allergies!
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Re: Teal pumpkin

Jen ·
Super cute! Welcome to KFA.
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Re: Ernie with his teal pumpkin

Jen ·
@AllergyMom1992 - Welcome to KFA. Your little guy is a cutie!
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Re: Our Teal Pumpkin

Jen ·
Awesome!
 
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