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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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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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Check Ingredient Statements on Halloween Candy

Kids With Food Allergies ·
What You Need to Know About Food Labels to Remain Safe This Halloween The Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act (FALCPA) has greatly improved labeling for the 8 major allergens - milk, soy, egg, peanut, tree nut, wheat, fish, and...
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KFA's Halloween Food Allergy Guide

Kids With Food Allergies ·
KFA's HALLOWEEN Food Allergy Guide The scary parts of Halloween should be witches and ghosts, not candy. For parents of food-allergic children, it can be stressful to celebrate holidays centered on food. Kids With Food Allergies Foundation can help...
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Halloween Treat: Edible Gel Earthworms

Kids With Food Allergies ·
 by Cristi Schwamb To make 80-100 edible earthworms, you will need plastic drinking straws with the bendy top make realistic worm ridges. If using them, extend the straws to the full length. Recipe:One  6-ounce...
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How to Check Ingredient Statements on Candy to Keep Loved Ones Safe

Kids With Food Allergies ·
What You Need to Know About Food Labels to Remain Safe This Halloween   Halloween candy can present risks for children with food allergies. Some parents choose to trade their child's candy for safe candy or for non-food treats and prizes. (The...
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Faces of Food Allergies - 7th Annual Halloween Costume Parade

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Share a picture of your costumed child safely celebrating Halloween with food allergies and you could win a dairy-free, soy-free gift pack from Go Veggie plus a t-shirt from Kids With Food Allergies. Two grand prize winners will receive $100 gift card...
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Food Allergy Safety is Priority One for Halloween

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Prevention and preparedness are important for every situation when it comes to children with food allergies. Since Halloween presents its own special challenges, we've taken the strategies from our Quick Guide to Practical Food Allergy Management ...
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3 Tricks to Managing Food Allergies at Halloween

Kids With Food Allergies ·
 By Tami L. Pyles As the calendar flips from September to October and signs of fall begin to appear, it is time for parents to start thinking about Halloween.  My plans are already forming as we prepare for another Halloween with our...
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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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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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How to Make a Wacky Witch Cake (Free of Milk, Egg, Soy, and More!)

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Allergy-Friendly Witch Cake by Laura Giletti Use a safe cake recipe such as: Wacky Cake (can be made free of milk, egg, soy, wheat, gluten, nuts, corn) Use a safe chocolate frosting such as: Chocolate Silk Frosting (can be made free of...
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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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#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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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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Tips to Safely Celebrate Halloween at Home and at School (New Handout)

Kids With Food Allergies ·
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....
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Tealoween Food-Free Trick-or-Treat

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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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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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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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2018 Allergy-Friendly Halloween Candy Guide

Kids With Food Allergies ·
The scary part of Halloween should be witches and ghosts, not the candy. Food-centered holidays can be stressful when managing food allergies. With planning, your family can still safely enjoy Halloween. Here are some top-8 free Halloween candy ideas. These candies are free of peanuts, tree nuts, dairy, egg, soy, wheat, fish and shellfish.
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2017 Allergy-Friendly Halloween Candy Guide

Kids With Food Allergies ·
The scary part of Halloween should be witches and ghosts, not the candy. Some families choose to #KeepItTeal and only have non-food treats. But if you are looking for allergy-friendly treats to hand out, or for the "switch witch" to leave for your little goblin, here are some top-8 free Halloween candy ideas. These candies are free of peanuts, tree nuts, dairy, egg, soy, wheat, fish and shellfish.
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Allergy-Friendly Candy for Halloween

Kids With Food Allergies ·
There are many different ways children with food allergies can enjoy Halloween. No matter which way your family chooses to celebrate, here are some helpful reminders from Kids With Food Allergies: Understand the importance of reading candy labels ....
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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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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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Allergy-Friendly Halloween Snacks

KFA Food Bloggers ·
Spooky Halloween snacks are a fun way to celebrate with family and friends. Enjoy some allergy-friendly treats before trick-or-treating or take some to a party with friends. These are some of our favorites.
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Parenting + Food Allergies: The Social, Emotional and Financial Impact on Families (Video)

Kids With Food Allergies ·
On Sept. 26, 2019, Kenneth Mendez, CEO and president of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA), co-hosted a Facebook Live session with blogger Deva Dalporto of MyLifeSuckers. If you didn’t have a chance to tune in live, you can watch a replay of session. Kids With Food Allergies (KFA) is a division of AAFA.
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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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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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2019 Allergy-Friendly Halloween Candy Guide

Kids With Food Allergies ·
The scary part of Halloween should be witches and ghosts, not the candy. Food-centered holidays can be stressful when managing food allergies. With planning, your family can still safely enjoy Halloween. If you are looking for allergy-friendly treats, here are some top 8 free Halloween candy ideas. These candies are free of peanuts, tree nuts, dairy, egg, soy, wheat, fish and shellfish.
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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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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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2016 Allergy-Friendly Halloween Candy Guide

Kids With Food Allergies ·
The scary part of Halloween should be witches and ghosts, not the candy. If you are looking for allergy-friendly treats to hand out, or for the "switch witch" to leave for your little goblin, here is our list of some top-8 free Halloween candy ideas.
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Re: 3 Tricks to Managing Food Allergies at Halloween

sahnya ·
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...
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Re: 3 Tricks to Managing Food Allergies at Halloween

LSK ·
Thanks so much for all the great ideas and information! We give out non-food treats - things like glow sticks, glow necklaces, temporary tattoos, stickers, and small toys. The kids who come to our house AND their parents really seem to like these "treats".
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Re: 3 Tricks to Managing Food Allergies at Halloween

nyc4me03 ·
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...
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Re: KFA Halloween Costume Parade 2013

Lynda ·
We are also giving out two final prizes of $100 Amazon gift cards!
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Re: Faces of Food Allergies - 7th Annual Halloween Costume Parade

Kathy P ·
Congratulations to gatordoc97 whose photo was chosen as the first winner of the campaign!
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Re: Faces of Food Allergies - 7th Annual Halloween Costume Parade

Kathy P ·
Congrats to this Red Sox player, whose mom had this to say about him: "My little Red Sox Player! He faces allergies with bravery and determination. Michael would rather miss out on something than cause anyone around him to have to avoid a food they love. He's selfless and caring and our Super allergy Super Star! " Michael is the winner of a prize package from Go Veggie and a KFA t-shirt! Congrats, Michael!
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Re: Faces of Food Allergies - 7th Annual Halloween Costume Parade

Kathy P ·
Congratulations to preciousangel who is today's winning photo! They are the winner of a prize package from Go Veggie and a KFA t-shirt!
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Re: Faces of Food Allergies - 7th Annual Halloween Costume Parade

Kathy P ·
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!
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Re: Faces of Food Allergies - 7th Annual Halloween Costume Parade

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Our final daily winner is Gatsby and Daisy who celebrated Halloween by eating mom's homemade, allergy-safe lollipops! Congratuations! We'll be announcing our 2 grand prize winners tomorrow!
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Re: Faces of Food Allergies - 7th Annual Halloween Costume Parade

Kathy P ·
Congratulations to our costume parade grand prize winners: Flying Genie and Nurse Bella! Genie is allergic to dairy, peanuts and tree nuts, but that does not stop her from flying high! Got food allergies? Nurse Bella is here to help! She has epinephrine and inhalers stocked at all times. A special thank you to GO Veggie! for sponsoring this event.
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Re: KFA Halloween Costume Parade 2013

Alexandmommy ·
Who won the costume contest?
 
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