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Non-Cupcake Classroom Birthday Celebration Idea

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Earlier this week, Zarah Slay shared a Juice Box Robot picture on KFA's Facebook page.  We shared it with our fans and Marcella Rolwes took the idea, altered it to be safe for her daughter and shared it with us today.  Introducing Perry the...
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Non-Food Rewards for Children (New Handout)

Kids With Food Allergies ·
The CDC’s Voluntary Guidelines for Managing Food Allergies in Schools and Early Care and Education Programs recommends the “use of non-food incentives for prizes, gifts, and awards.” This practice is also recommended...
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Eveala14 ·
I still can not access the pdf. Is it only available via the picture?
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Kathy P ·
Did you click on the link to download the PDF?? What kind of device are you using?? Mobile or a computer??
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Soulfighter83 ·
This will be great for my in laws!
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Kids With Food Allergies ·
The link above works now. You can also lick on this link: Click here to download PDF for Non-Food Rewards
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Will Way ·
Hi. The pdf isn't working. Can you fix it? I would like to send this to my son's pre-k teacher. Thanks! Sent from my iPad > On Oct 9, 2014, at 12:05 PM, Kids With Food Allergies < alerts@hoop.la > wrote: >
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Kids With Food Allergies ·
Hello Will Way, We encountered a bug in the system when adding attachments this morning. The link to the PDF should work again. Please test it and let us know if it is still not loading for you. Thank you!
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Will Way ·
Yes. It worked this time. Thanks! Sent from my iPad > On Oct 9, 2014, at 12:41 PM, Kids With Food Allergies < alerts@hoop.la > wrote: >
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zaza ·
Hi. The document is quite big and so keeps freezing my screen when about 1/3 of it has downloaded. Is there a version that is text-only, or similar? It looks like a great idea (and I agree with the post-er above, that it's appropriate for ALL children). Thanks!
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Kathy P ·
Thanks for letting us know about your download issues. What kind of platform/device are you working on?
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zaza ·
Thanks Kathy. I use IE10 and Windows, though I can try Chrome. I am in the UK, if that matters?
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Kathy P ·
Thanks - is anyone else having issues??
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Jennifer ·
IE on my laptop isn't getting either version completely
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Kathy P ·
Thanks for letting us know. What version of IE and Adobe reader do you have??
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TiffanyAC ·
This is a really great document! Thanks for creating and sharing
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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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LR ·
Please rename this document to "Non-Food Rewards For ALL School Children."
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Re: Non-Cupcake Classroom Birthday Celebration Idea

Bustermonkey ·
That is a cute idea. However, please remember anytime we offer food to our child's classmates we risk allergies. My youngest daughters is allergic to Yellow 5 (which is found in almost all applesauce brands - except the all natural). If she were to eat this snack, she would have a very severe rash for the remainder of the day. Most of us send snacks that avoid peanuts, tree nuts, eggs, milk, wheat. But, allergies come in many different forms. For classroom birthdays, I always avoid food.
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MAM-mom ·
Hi Bustermonkey, you make a good point. There are also children who are allergic to apples, so even the natural applesauces would be an issue. I think the thing to consider, whatever the occasion, is who is the audience, and what are the specific allergies people are dealing with. With obesity and allergies such a concern across America, I applaud using fruit as a treat, but only if it is safe for the intended audience. Non-food treats are also a great choice.
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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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jcm ·
No I got it thank you. It was not loading completely for some reason. I saved it on to my computer and it worked. Originally Posted by Allison: Originally Posted by jcm: Anybody else having problems opening the Teal Classroom Kit PDF? Hi, are you still having problems accessing it?
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Kathy P ·
Great glad it's working!
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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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Kathy P ·
Hmmm....that's a good question!
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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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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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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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Kathy P ·
We did half and half on the treats too. But I put them in separate bowls since I know some people don't even want the wrappers touching... That said, we didn't get many who requested non-food treats, but we got plenty to opted for them. I figure that was a win anyway since none of the kids need all that candy! I think this year, I'll skip the candy altogether - this will keep me from eating the leftovers and anything leftover will keep for next year!
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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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jcm ·
Anybody else having problems opening the Teal Classroom Kit PDF?
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Kathy P ·
Which link are you clicking (text link, Download PDF or the image itself)? I just tried all 3 options and it opens for me. Do you have a PDF viewer installed? Are you on a desktop/laptop or a mobile device?
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Georgina5 ·
Originally Posted by 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...
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Georgina5 ·
I am very sorry. I made an honest mistake. I did not read your question correctly therefore did not understand. Your question is a valid one and a great idea as well. I don't think that called for THE CAPS letting me know that you were so insulted by my response. People do make mistakes. Take a breath! Don't sweat the small stuff. Enjoy your Halloween!
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Allison ·
Originally Posted by jcm: Anybody else having problems opening the Teal Classroom Kit PDF? Hi, are you still having problems accessing it?
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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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KtO ·
Although My daughter has a long list of allergies, her life threatening allergens are peanut, pistachio & cashew.
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Jen ·
Hi kto, Welcome to posting. What food allergies do you manage?
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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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#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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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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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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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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