Allergy-Friendly Halloween

Posted by Courtney Robertson on Oct 05, 2016 /  comments

Allergy-Friendly Halloween

We can all agree that eating occasional sweet treats won't cause much harm, but for anyone with allergies or sensitivities, it just might! These days it’s easy to find peanut-free options, but what about little ones with allergies to dairy, gluten, soy and artificial colours? It’s unrealistic to think that all (or maybe even any) houses in the neighborhood will consider the allergens hidden in their Halloween candy.

At Kardish, we believe in promoting a safe, happy Halloween where every child can feel included!  We have two great ideas for making it fun for everyone.

The Switch Witch

Halloween can be a tricky situation for parents of children with food allergies. It’s no problem when you have the switch witch! If you put out all the candy gathered on Halloween night, the switch witch will swap them for treats that everyone can enjoy.

If you are a parent and want to introduce the switch witch to your kids, check out the Allergy-Friendly Halloween List for alternative treat ideas. 

The Teal Pumpkin Project™

Help to promote a safer, happier Halloween for everyone in the neighbourhood by supporting The Teal Pumpkin Project. By placing a teal pumpkin on your doorstep or printing a sign for your window, you are letting kids and parents know that you have non-food items like stickers, crayons and glow sticks available if allergies are a concern.

Everyone should have the opportunity to enjoy all aspects of Halloween, whether is be dressing up, gathering candy or eating it later. No one should be left out because of dietary restrictions or health concerns.

 

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