Make your food allergic child feel special on Halloween: Turn safety steps into celebrations

The previous posts discussed what to dispense to trick-or-treaters who knock on your door, and what to have on hand for your own child when he returns from trick-or-treating. In short, have a safe supply, including non-food items, for trick-or-treaters who knock at your door. Have an even better supply for your own child.

Make your food allergic child feel special: Turn safety steps into celebrations
The exchange becomes a party. You’re going to have to censor his candy from trick-or-treating anyway, so play it up. Celebrate it; Halloween for him doesn’t end when he returns home – it’s only just beginning! Whoop it up and generate some excitement as if it were his birthday. Involve other siblings or neighbors so it becomes a party.

Next post: Video enactment of making Halloween fun for the food allergic

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Tom Anichini owns Egg-Free Epicurean along with his wife, Amy Jones Anichini, who founded the business in 2009. Tom is an actuary and an investment professional. He holds an MBA in Finance from the Chicago Booth School of Business and a BS in Actuarial Science from the University of Illinois. He is also a CFA charter holder and an Associate of the Society of Actuaries. He lives in San Diego with his wife and two daughters.
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