All kids deserve to have a great trick-or-treating experience, but for some, food allergies can make Halloween extra scary. Thankfully, there’s a handy guide you can use when shopping for candy this year.
Spokin, an app that helps people navigate food allergies, is making buying allergy-friendly candy extra simple this year with a handy graphic.
The image is divided into four different sections of candy: top nine-free (candies free of the nine most common allergens cited by the FDA), nut-free, wheat and gluten-free, and egg and dairy-free. Within each section, users can find different candy options making it easier to tailor your candy-buying to whatever allergies your kids, their friends, and kids in the neighborhood might have.
Another way to help kids with allergies? You can participate in the Teal Pumpkin Project. The movement seeks to help kids with allergies by asking people to place teal pumpkins or signs depicting teal pumpkins in their yards to signal that the treats they’re giving away for Halloween are safe for kids with allergies and food intolerances.
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Let families know you're an allergy-friendly location.
You can use Spokin’s graphic to navigate buying the right types of candy (just be sure to keep them all separate from one another), or you can opt to purchase things like novelty toys, stickers, or bubbles to ensure the night is totally safe.
Spokin’s graphic is a great place when it comes to making Halloween more inclusive. If you want more tips on allergy-safe Halloween celebrations, though, check out our guide to the Teal Pumpkin Project.