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Halloween 2013: Food Allergy-Friendly Candies and Treats

Our editors’ top picks of this year’s safe Halloween treats.

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Mall’s Allergy-Safe Halloween Event A Huge Hit

When I heard that our local mall puts on holiday kids’ events throughout the year, I was excited. So was my son, Nolan. In the spring of 2010, I packed Nolan in the car and headed to Place D’Orleans mall Easter event. It started off great – we even ran into friends, and the two boys were […]

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Allergy-Safe Halloween Treating

As a child, I couldn’t wait for Halloween. Transforming into a princess or superhero was thrilling, and the best part was coming home and dumping my loot onto the kitchen table. As a parent of a food-allergic son, however, I quickly realized that celebrating Halloween could pose a serious health risk. Still, I didn’t want […]

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A Food-Free Halloween? You Bet!

In an effort to take the focus off of food and take the fear out of Halloween, my local anaphylaxis support group has organized food-free Halloween parties for the past few years. Yup, you read that right. A Halloween party with no food at all. And what’s more, this is a big hit with the […]

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Halloween: The Year the Great Pumpkin Almost Blew It

My daughter Geneva is now in her teens, but back when she was a peanut-allergic kid in her prime trick-or-treat years, Halloween presented a tricky challenge. How were we to wrestle her hard-earned nutty goodies away without a pitched battle? Somehow, our heartfelt “it’s for your own good” speech was always lost on her, and […]

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Halloween 2011 List: Allergy-Friendly Candies and Bars

Great Goblins! Head down to the nearest Halloween candy aisle or online candy retailer and you’ll see any increasing number of allergy-friendly or gluten-free treats. We’ve added some new favorites to our growing list this year. Trick or treat, everyone! – Allergic Living Staff New Raves Organic Lollipops from YummyEarth are free of gluten, dairy, […]

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Food Allergy and Halloween

A few years ago, I watched as my colleague Beatrice and her young son Joey were interviewed by a television reporter about food allergies. It was Halloween and the feature was to air that evening, a perfect time to raise awareness about this growing issue for Canadian children, and about the precautionary measures that families […]

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Halloween: School Tips

 Here are some tips for a safe Halloween in the classroom: • Talk with the teacher as soon as you can about snacks, treats and activities. • If food will be served for the class, offer to bring it. At the very least, provide something safe for your child to eat. • For younger children, […]

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Safe Candy & Bunny List for Easter 2011

AL’s Erin Stevenson and Susan Clemens scoured local stores and the Internet to see what’s on offer for those avoiding some of the top allergens for Easter 2011. What they’ve found is simply lip-smacking. On the Hunt There’s no hiding Vadeboncoeur’s mouthwatering peanut- and nut-free caramel bunnies and milk chocolate Easter treats. Select stores in Canada, $4.36-$5.49. Hollow […]

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