Thanks for your kind words. My little pirate is allergic to coconut. My other son (the sack of potatoes) has more food allergies: milk, eggs, wheat, peanuts, almonds and walnuts. It definitely makes it more challenging on Halloween!
The littlest one probably doesn't understand about the candy yet, but KFA has some great resources for dealing with holidays. Have you seen the Safe Halloween Tips ?? We can be of help as you are trying to find/make safe foods for your little ones too. And we can definitely help w/ b'day cakes those 2 little cuties can both safely eat!
What a great family theme! Thank you for joining our Halloween parade again this year. One of the big things that KFA offers is peer advice and support on our discussion forums . We hope that you will take the time to join us over there and post an introduction.
He definitely looks ready to rumble! Thanks for joining the Halloween parade again this year! Let us know if we can help.....pop over to the support forums to connect w/ others dealing w/ the same issues.
Welcome to KFA and thanks for joining in on our Halloween Parade!! Feel free to join us over on the Main Forum so that we can get to know you and your little superhero better. Loving the Captain America costume--he looks like he's having a blast!
Congratulations, gatordoc97, your photo was selected as our first winner of the campaign! You'll be receiving a gift prize package from Go Veggie and a t-shirt from KFA. I'll send you an email confirmation shortly. Thank you for participating, and I hope you have a safe and fun Halloween!
I asked my 7 1/2 year old what she wanted to be for Halloween. And she tells me "I want to be a supper hero so that I can have supper powers, strength, and courage to fight and spread the word about food allergies!"
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!
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 that I can go through the...
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 hand out...
What a cutie! My son is dressing as a fireman this year, too. He's very obsessed with Fireman Sam on Sprout, and basically anything that has to do with fire rescue in general. Hope your little man has an awesome Halloween with lots of allergy-friendly goodies! :-)
Congratuations, JJ'smama! Your picture was randomly drawn as our second winner for our Halloween Costume Parade. Your prize includes a gift package from Applegate. We will contact you soon to confirm. Thank you for participating!
Congratulations, WordGirl, you are our 4th winner for our Halloween Costume Parade! Your name was randomly drawn to receive a prize from Applegate! We will contact you soon regarding your gift. Thank you for participating, and we hope you had a great Halloween!
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: Quote: How parents choose to deal with this issue may vary. In our Halloween tips in other articles, we've shared ideas such as trading your child's bag of trick-or-treating candy for all safe candy, or for toys, etc. The tradition is sometimes called the Switch...
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 that I see snacking on treats as they give out candy ), we usually just give all the candy away and we either trade it out via the "Switch Witch" or we weigh it and give DS money for it. He's happy either way! Welcome to KFA , and hoping your loved ones have a safe...
Thanks! I made these for a school Valentines party and they were a big hit. They were super easy - instead of making one big "thumbprint" I used my pinky finger and did "pinky print" 2 times at opposite angles. Rolling the dough in sanding sugar (before doing the "pinky print" hearts) gave them a little something extra special. I'm thinking of doing Halloween ones with orange & black sanding sugars and apricot jam.
I know this is an old post, but I wanted to share that I have bought Halloween candy and Christmas candy from Natural Candy Store. My son has severe allergies and they had a few options for him to enjoy. Definitely would recommend.
Thanks, this happened a couple of days before Halloween. Coconut isn't a common allergy and they don't always mark it down or they change the name. So I must have given her something I was unaware had it in it.
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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