Happy Healthy Halloween: Tricks and Treats

Halloween is one of the most anticipated events of the year for children. However, for those children with food allergies, trick or treating can be frustrating and even dangerous. Food Allergy Research & Education is raising awareness and encouraging teal pumpkins to be placed outside homes that offer non-food treats for kids with allergies.
Ideas for non-food treats:

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Ideas for non-food treats:

  • Tattoos
  • Glow Sticks
  • Bubbles
  • Silicone Wristbands 
  • Mini play-dough containers
  • Halloween pencils & crayons
  • Witch fingers or spider rings
  • Shoe laces

In addition to food allergies, there's another reason to keep the candy to a minimum; candy has empty calories and is lacking in any significant nutritional value. Want to hand out some fun healthy options instead? 

  • Cutie Tangerines
  • Raisins
  • Real Fruit Strips/Leather
  • Apple sauce snack packs
  • Granola bars
  • Juice boxes/packs

Get creative! Check out my pinterest page and other Pinterest boards for lots of fantastic ideas!

Posted on October 22, 2014 .