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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: 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: Non-Food Rewards for Children (New Handout)

Abigail's Mommy ·
I'm participating in Trunk or Treat this year. I'm going to bring a teal pumpkin and non food treats.
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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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Do You Know the Label Reading "Tricks" to Make Sure Your Halloween "Treats" Are Safe?

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Halloween candy may present health risks to children with food allergies. Some parents choose to #KeepItTeal and encourage non-food treats . Teal, the color of food allergy awareness, signals a safer Halloween for all. If you allow...
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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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Celebrating Teal Pumpkins Across the U.S.

Kids With Food Allergies ·
In 2012, when a five-year-old boy with food allergies took a pumpkin and painted it teal, he had no clue he was starting a Halloween trend. Not only did he paint a teal pumpkin, he put out some non-food treats too. His mom, Becky Basalone, a leader of FACET (Food Allergy Community of East Tennessee), thought this was a great idea. This way, children with food allergies would have something for their treat bag. Other support groups loved the idea, since teal is the color of food allergy...
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Friends Can Help Keep Your Child With Food Allergies Safe

Kids With Food Allergies ·
The school year is well underway. That often means making new friends and reconnecting with old ones. Existing friendships can also change over time. Friends who understand your child's food allergies can be an important part of their safety net. Children, especially adolescents and young adults, with supportive friends are less likely to take part in food allergy-related risky behaviors. Learn how you can help foster those friendships.
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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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How Food Allergies Broke the Internet in 2015

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Top 4 Social Trends in Food Allergies in 2015 Food Allergy Awareness: On Twitter:  For the first time ever, a sitting U.S. President sent a message during Food Allergy Awareness Week. We shared President Barack Obama's message on Twitter: President Barack Obama shares a Presidential Message with everyone living with a #foodallergy . pic.twitter.com/6dAjHHW6ci — KidsW/FoodAllergies (@kfatweets) May 11, 2015 On Instagram:   It takes a village to keep kids with food...
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Raise Awareness to Promote an Allergy-Friendly TEALOWEEN

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Teal is the color of food allergy awareness and teal pumpkins have become the symbol of food allergy awareness at Halloween . When you see a teal pumpkin, it means non-food treats are available for kids with food allergies or other dietary restrictions. Kids With Food Allergies has tips to help you have a safer and more inclusive TEALOWEEN. 1. Raise awareness about food allergies and being inclusive. Change your social media profile picture to show others you support a safer, more inclusive...
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How to Talk to Your Child About Food Allergy Bullying

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Food Allergy Bullying Is No Laughing Matter In Pittsburgh, a high schooler had to be treated for anaphylaxis after three classmates brought in pineapple, to which she is highly allergic. One of the classmates rubbed the pineapple on her hands and gave the girl a high five. In another story, a 13-year-old boy with a milk allergy died from anaphylaxis after one of his classmates flicked cheese into his mouth. These stories may have made headlines, but countless instances of food allergy...
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10th Annual Halloween Photo Parade: Show Us How You #KeepItTeal and You Could Win!

Kids With Food Allergies ·
KFA invites you to share your photos of your costumed kids and your teal pumpkins. Seven winners will win a prize pack from free2b, now free of the top 8 allergens.
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Pumpkin Carving Patterns to #KeepItTeal

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Teal pumpkins are a symbol to say you have non-food treats available this Halloween. You can also spread the #KeepItTeal spirit with traditional carved jack-o'-lanterns. Draw your own freehand message on paper. Make sure all pattern shapes...
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Fun Ways to Teach Children About Food Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Teaching your child about food allergies is an important part of keeping them safe. Young children can start to learn about food allergies at a young age. This knowledge will give them confidence with self-managing their food allergies as they get older. Here are some resources created just for kids to help them learn more about food allergies. The links below include books, videos, games, music and classroom resources. 1. Ally and Andy’s Activity Book This coloring and activity book from...
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AAFA Explains Potential Halloween Hazards for Kids With Food Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Halloween is typically a time for kids to let their imaginations run wild and have fun with friends but for kids with severe food allergies, trick-or-treating can be difficult and dangerous. Children may accidentally encounter candy that can trigger an allergic reaction. The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) is working to ensure there is greater awareness and proper labeling to prevent allergic reactions.
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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 Allergies Don’t Have to Make Halloween Scary

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Holidays like Halloween that focus on food and treats can be stressful for parents and kids who manage food allergies. Preparing ahead can reduce that stress and minimize the chances of having a food allergy reaction. Here are our tips to make your Halloween safer and less stressful. Communicate With Caregivers If your child will be attending Halloween parties or trick-or-treating with friends without you, make sure there is an adult who knows how to prevent, recognize and treat anaphylaxis...
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Food Allergy Awareness in Tennessee Goes Beyond Teal Pumpkins

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Most families coping with food allergies know that a teal pumpkin signals a safer Halloween . Kids with food allergies can celebrate Halloween with crafts, parties and more. But did you also know that the support group that launched the craze...
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Food Allergy Boot Camp: Practical Food Allergy Management (Video and Resources)

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Kids With Food Allergies (KFA), a division of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA), co-hosted a free educational Facebook Live event with MassGeneral Hospital for Children. Pediatric allergist Michael Pistiner, MD, MMSc, explained the basics of managing food allergies that parents and caregivers need to know.
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Food Allergy Facts and Myths Presented by Dr. Dave Stukus

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Kids With Food Allergies (KFA) , a division of the  Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America , hosted a webinar featuring David Stukus, MD.     Link to video on YouTube   We thank Dr. Stukus, a board-certified...
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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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Teal Pumpkin Spice Cake Recipe

KFA Food Bloggers ·
  It’s October! The time of year to break out the sweaters, decorate for Halloween, and eat/drink Pumpkin Spice everything! It’s also the time of year to paint a pumpkin teal and prepare non-food treats for trick-or-treaters....
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The Social and Emotional Impact of Raising Kids With Food Allergies: Insights from Parents (Video)

Kids With Food Allergies ·
On Aug. 21, 2019, Kenny Mendez, President and CEO of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA), co-hosted a Facebook Live session with blogger Anna Luther of My Life and Kids. If you didn’t have a chance to tune in live, you can watch a replay of session. (Kids With Food Allergies is a division of AAFA.)
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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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Time Is Running Out to Get Your Gear for Food Allergy Awareness Month

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month and Food Allergy Awareness Week are coming soon! This is a great chance to help others better understand food allergies. One of the best ways to do that is to talk with those you see every day. Shop our online store for conversation starters like T-shirts, teal bracelets and medicine bags in various sizes.
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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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Join Us September 12 for Allergy Friendly Fun!

Kids With Food Allergies ·
    KIDS WITH FOOD ALLERGIES PRESENTS Strides for Safe Kids Philadelphia Food Allergy Walk and Expo - September 12 September 1 is the last day to get your child a FREE T-Shirt! Entertainment and activities for the whole family to enjoy. All...
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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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#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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Share Our Teal Classroom Kit With Your Child’s School to Promote Food Allergy Awareness

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Summer is in full swing! Time for lazy days and family fun. But it's also the time to think ahead to the back-to-school season! Planning now will help ensure a safe and successful school year for your child with food allergies. Our School Planning Zone has many free resources for families and school staff to help with managing food allergies at school. The newest addition is our Teal Classroom™ Kit , available as a free PDF download or printed booklet. What Is a Teal Classroom™? Teal is the...
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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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New AAFA-Affiliated Support Group Turns West Virginia Teal for Food Allergy Awareness

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Sometimes it takes just one determined mom to make a difference. Here is what one West Virginia mom did in a short amount of time to create a spectacular Food Allergy Awareness Week (FAAW)! Earlier this year, Robyn Clark, a community member of Kids With Food Allergies (KFA), posted about looking for help with an Easter egg hunt. One thing led to another. And pretty soon, she found enough people to form a support group, the WV Children's Allergy Alliance. The group is one of the many support...
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Our Guide to Gifts With Benefits

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Give your family gifts they can use this holiday season. Your purchase is also a gift to parents of children with food allergies, allowing Kids With Food Allergies (KFA) to continue life-saving education, advocacy and support. For the Cook Our Safe Eats® Desserts cookbook is a spiral-bound collection of 32 allergy-friendly dessert recipes from our community members and bloggers. All recipes are vegan and free of cow’s milk, eggs, peanuts and tree nuts. Most are also free of soy, wheat and...
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Will You #KeepItTeal This Halloween?

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Teal pumpkins have become the symbol of food allergy awareness at Halloween. When you see a teal pumpkin, it means that non-food treats are available for kids with food allergies or other dietary restrictions. This makes Halloween safer and more inclusive for kids. Follow these steps to get involved and spread food allergy awareness this Halloween.
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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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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: #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 donation of $3000!
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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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Re: #KeepItTeal: A Safer and More Inclusive Halloween for Kids on Special Diets

Katie ·
Originally Posted 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? Oooh! I like that idea! Last year, I filled half the treat bowl with candy and half with non-edible items. Not sure which children had food restrictions, I offered everyone a choice. I was surprised at how many kiddos opted for the non-edible treats. Biggest hit..glow in the dark vampire teeth! Super cheap, too!
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Re: #KeepItTeal: A Safer and More Inclusive Halloween for Kids on Special Diets

Georgina5 ·
Yes there is a way to show that. It is known as the Teal pumpkin project. You put a Teal pumpkin on your porch, or front of your house along with one of the signs letting those know that you have safe non food or allergy safe items . That is what the Teal pumpkins represent.
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Re: #KeepItTeal: A Safer and More Inclusive Halloween for Kids on Special Diets

Dawn Aaron Laird ·
Wow Georgina5.... Did you HONESTLY think I didn't read the article? I wasn't asking about MY PORCH... I was asking if there was a way to "mark" your kids so other parents at the HOUSES know your kids are TEAL. It really isn't that difficult to read the response before answering incorrectly. Especially with kids 5+ you aren't necessarily on the porch with them making sure they take something they can have, and kids are kids and can have that out of their bucket on their way down the stairs...
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Re: #KeepItTeal: A Safer and More Inclusive Halloween for Kids on Special Diets

Dawn Aaron Laird ·
Originally Posted by Katie: Originally Posted 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? Oooh! I like that idea! Last year, I filled half the treat bowl with candy and half with non-edible items. Not sure which children had food restrictions, I offered everyone a choice. I was surprised at how many kiddos opted for the non-edible treats. Biggest hit..glow in the dark vampire teeth!
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Re: #KeepItTeal: A Safer and More Inclusive Halloween for Kids on Special Diets

Allison ·
There are so many ways to show your zeal for teal that I'm sure as this awareness initiative grows in the years ahead there will be so many imaginative ways to display teal, both on kids and on houses! Maybe kids could carry teal-colored glowsticks (the kind that snap to light and last for a few hours) - which could also double for safety once it gets a little dark out. You could also carry teal-colored treat bags, or paint a plastic orange pumpkin teal to carry. The teal glowsticks, if they...
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Re: #KeepItTeal: A Safer and More Inclusive Halloween for Kids on Special Diets

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Originally Posted 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? Just to let you know, we do have a few more tricks up our sleeves! Keep watching for more ideas on how to #KeepItTeal!
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Re: #KeepItTeal: A Safer and More Inclusive Halloween for Kids on Special Diets

jcm ·
Anybody else having problems opening the Teal Classroom Kit PDF?
 
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