Now with the help of an initiative you will occasionally see a children come to your door with a blue colored bucket. A great way to advance food allergy awareness.
Raising food allergy awareness and offering the option of non food trinkets and toys in a separate bowl makes halloween safer and more inclusive for all trick or treaters.
Food allergy halloween bucket. Halloween is such a fun day for kids. People want to include kids with allergies they just don t know how. The costumes decorations parties at school.
Perfect for collecting non food treats or handing them out. As an allergy mom of 12 years i ve learned one thing. However now that i m a food allergy mom the word scary and frightening take on a whole other meaning for halloween.
Start by making your home a safe zone for other allergy. The blue bucket is created by a mother from hawaii whose son has autism. To raise awareness of food allergens on a night when it can be tricky to participate with a food allergy.
If you re not directly affected by allergies it can be hard to find safe treats. Get two to do both. Whether you avoid halloween treats for food allergy reasons or not you can still make halloween fun without candy.
Made of eco friendly polyethylene plastic. Finding allergy friendly treats is difficult. For a food allergy parent that is where fun can turn scary.
Spread the news about teal pumpkins while trick or treating. Food allergies need not spoil all the fun. Take the pledge this spooky holiday is going to look a little different this year but no matter how you choose to celebrate we are going to give you the tools to make it safe.
Here are my best tips for safely navigating halloween with food allergies. Buy halloween food allergy shirt teal pumpkin bucket bigfoot pullover hoodie. What it means if you see a blue trick or treat bucket or pumpkin this halloween.
Spending hours pouring over food labels probably isn t on your bucket list. Buckets measure 5 5 high x 6 7 in diameter. While trick or treating you can go to teal pumpkin homes for non food treats or trade your toddler s candy bucket for any of the non food halloween treats below.
They are making halloween a little sweeter for children with food allergies and autism. So some parents are displaying teal pumpkins for food allergy awareness or using blue halloween buckets for trick or treating which have become the unofficial symbol for autism awareness. The original pumpkin candy bucket in food allergy teal.
She posted the idea on social media and the idea took off. Many halloween treats contain common food allergens like peanuts tree nuts dairy eggs etc. Back then the only thing that was truly scary about halloween were some of the costumes that i d run into.