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How to Make Halloween Safely Spooky

If your kids have food allergies or gluten sensitivity, you needn’t fear Halloween. Instead, allow Allergic Living to be your guide to a safe and ghoulishly good time.

Tricks to Treating: Start with columnist Gina Clowes’ must-read advice on treating, including her creative strategies for handling the allergy-laden loot bag. e.g. the “Bait and Switch” and the “Trade-Up”. read more

• Shell Out, Shell Out: Aiming to please the goblins at your door? Check out Allergic Living’s newly updated list of allergy-friendly or gluten-free candy and treats. From lollipops to spooky spiders, gourmet bats and chocolate skulls, there are loads to choose from. read more

• The Ultimate Party: A food-free Halloween party that’s frightfully fun? Find out exactly how it’s done!

• Witches Get Crafty: From shadow puppets to pumpkin bowling, here are awesome Halloween games and crafts. And not a crumb of food in sight. read more

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Allergic Kids Subjected to Self-Testing: Study

A study published in the journal Pediatrics paints a worrisome picture of the state of food allergy management in infants. The study found a high rate of allergic reactions among more than 500 test subjects. Alarmingly, many of the children had been “knowingly provided” an allergen by a caregiver. read more


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Gluten-Free at School

Next week is National School Lunch Week, and the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness (NFCA) wants to make sure gluten-free needs are part of the celebration. NFCA has just published a tip sheet: “8 Great Ways to Recognize Gluten-Free Needs During National School Lunch Week”. Also, watch for the Q&A coming up with a leading school nutrition expert, and don’t miss NFCA’s list of gluten-free school lunch resources. read more


Modern Family Actress Backs Allergy Cause

We know her best as Claire on the hit TV series Modern Family. But in real life, Julie Bowen is one of us: an allergy mom with a son at risk of anaphylaxis. Now Bowen is raising awareness through the Mylan Specialty’s “Get Schooled in Anaphylaxis” Campaign. Read all about her efforts here.

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Speaking of modern families: In a coming issue of Allergic Living, we will be exploring the topic of food allergies and marital stress. If you have a story to tell or advice on keeping a marriage healthy with an allergic or celiac child, write to editor@allergicliving.com. Use “Marriage and allergy” in the subject line, and names can be withheld in the article.


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Oct. 13 & 14, FAAN Food Allergy Walks in Westchester, Atlanta, San Jose, Long Island. more
Oct. 13-14, Gluten Free Living Now Expo, Carmel, IN. more
Oct. 16, Inaugural restaurants and food allergies conference, Boston. more
Oct. 21, FAAN Food Allergy Walks in L.A., New Jersey. more
Oct. 28, Anaphylaxis Canada’s Halloween party, Toronto. more
Oct. 31, 2 p.m. ET, webinar: how-to tips on managing the combo of celiac and diabetes. more
Oct. 31, Allergy-free treating zone, Mall of America, Bloomington, MN. more

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