For most kids, Halloween is pure fun. For parents of kids with food allergies, it can be truly frightening. This Halloween, our friends at Food Allergy Research and Education (FARE) started a new tradition that’s sure to bring peace of mind to food allergy families nationwide. They call it the Teal Pumpkin Project. Simply place a teal pumpkin on your porch as a sign that you have non-food treats on hand. You can paint a real pumpkin, a plastic one or just print out a flyer. We’re super excited about this project so we compiled a list of nine non-food Halloween treats that won’t break the bank.
Make your kids the envy of their lunch tables. (Psst: These lunch-packing tips also give kids the fuel for a mean game of recess kickball and afternoon math. That adds up to one good day at school, huh?)
So you’re “that parent” at school, play dates and holiday parties. Food allergy parents didn’t choose that role. But they embrace it to keep their kids safe.
Peanut and tree nut allergies are a big deal. So is gluten-free. And paleo (which bans peanuts). Yet you can get tasty protein and good fats from delicious sources. We’ve rounded up 17 reasons to consider going peanut-free this new year: