As a parent of a child with allergies, I am hyper-aware how something as fun and playful as Halloween night can become a very nervous and fearful event for children of allergies, as well as their parents. We want all children to have the best time on Halloween night and for children with allergies, going door to door can feel upsetting. Where is the fun in trick-or-treating if everything you get handed to you is dangerous for your health?
I had the opportunity to speak with Dominique Seigneur of Allergy Quebec to learn more about how we can help children with allergies this Halloween.
So tell me, were you surprised to learn the number of children affected with some form of food allergy in Quebec alone? Were you like me and thought that peanut-free candy was ok for children? And most importantly, will you be printing out the banner created at Allergy Quebec to invite children with allergies to come and get a non-food related treats at your home this Halloween? I hope so!
If you are not able to successfully find a teal pumpkin like I did, painting a real pumpkin is just as good (just make sure there is a light on it for kids to see well)! I know that at our local dollar stores, there are cute little toys to give out, as well as inexpensive paint for your pumpkin.
For more information on the Teal Pumpkin Project and to print out the banner for your home, visit:
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