I recently had the opportunity to participate in a webinar with Jo Frost in which she shared her experience with her own food allergies, as well as some Halloween tips for food allergy families. Here are some of her seasonal ideas:
- focus on the non-food festivities like mask making, pumpkin decorating, face paint, spooky scavenger hunts.
- remember that different sized treats may contain different ingredients. If you can't read the label, assume it's unsafe (that piece of advice is mine).
- give your child something to eat before going out trick or treating or to a party. That removes some of the temptation to eat without thinking or because of hunger.