ALEIA Project had a great time at the Peace in Christ Trunk or Treat in Hermantown, Minnesota passing out a lot of non-food trinkets! Halloween can be a hard social holiday for those with food allergy.
Here are some tips for staying safe on Halloween:
- Read the Label Every Time. Avoid treats that don’t have an ingredient label – even if it’s a familiar treat.
- Always carry TWO (2) Epinehphrine Auto-Injectors.
- Eat treats AFTER trick-or-treating
- Focus on fun, not treats
- Sort candy with the kids and look at labels
- Consider swapping unsafe candy or treats with safe treats
- Start a new tradition with the “Switch Witch” – leave treats for the witch at bedtime and swap them with safe treats or toys
- Look for homes in your community that are on the safe treat list at www.tealpumpkinproject.org. Add your home to the list!
Ideas for fun, safe Halloween trinkets:
- Fun holiday pencils, erasers, stickers, tatoos, mini notebooks
- Mini toys such as skateboards, super hero figures, dolls
- Collector cards
- Bracelets, headbands, glow necklaces, glow sticks, glow rings