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Tips for Safe Trick or Treating

Monday, October 15, 2018

Atlanta Allergy & Asthma News

Make sure your family is well protected this Halloween season and check out our tips for your favorite trick-or-treaters.

  • Make sure your child eats before heading out so that they’re not tempted by unsafe treats.
  • Carry safe snacks with you while trick or treating.
  • Trade unsafe candy for allergen safe treats or non-food items once your children return home.
  • Check all ingredients. Remember that treat sized candy may have different ingredients or be manufactured on different machinery than their full-sized counterparts.
  • Make sure your child carries his or her medicines while trick or treating, in case a reaction occurs.
  • Accompany your child trick or treating or, if he or she is old enough to go without an adult, have him or her go with friends that know about the food allergy.
  • Give neighbors safe Halloween treats in advance to hand out to your food allergic child.
  • Reach out to teachers and other parents involved in classroom parties or social gatherings so they are aware of your child’s allergies and what to do in case of an emergency.
  • Display your teal pumpkin to raise awareness in your neighborhood about food allergies!

Learn more about the Teal Pumpkin Project here!