Guide: Make Halloween less tricky for kids with food allergies

By: Sandrina Rodrigues/News 12 Digital

Food Allergy Research & Education's Teal Pumpkin Project is raising food allergies awareness. You can be inclusive for all trick or treaters with the addition of trinkets and toys to your treats. Keep a bowl with candy, and another with non-food items.

Let trick-or-treaters know that you're participating with non-food treats by putting a teal pumpkin on your doorstep and adding your home to the Teal Pumpkin Project map.

Here are some examples of low-cost items that can be purchased at dollar stores, party supply stores or online. Many can be found in a Halloween theme:

Glow sticks, bracelets, or necklaces
Pencils, pens, crayons or markers
Bubbles
Halloween erasers or pencil toppers
Mini Slinkies
Whistles, kazoos, or noisemakers
Bouncy balls
Finger puppets or novelty toys
Coins
Spider rings
Vampire fangs
Mini notepads
Playing cards
Bookmarks
Stickers
Stencils

Try to avoid moldable clay - it may contain wheat. Try to choose latex-free items.

More Information:
More on non-food treats
Free resources - signs, stencils & more

Retailers that offer non-food items:
Amazon
Party City
Target
Walmart

Other safety:
Halloween safety tips

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