Spooky season is in full swing as kids are gearing up for Halloween. Ghouls and goblins may be scary, but there is nothing more frightening than an allergic reaction! While most kids are overjoyed to go door-to-door stuffing their bags with candy, traditional Halloween treats aren’t always safe for children with life-threatening food allergies. Many Halloween candies contain common allergens…
So why don’t we ask for help- even when we are crying, alone and desperate?
We are afraid. We’re afraid of appearing vulnerable, weak, and incapable.
During this season of holiday celebrations, don’t let your food allergy hold you back from finding joy.
‘Tis the season to party! Food is everywhere! There is no need to miss out on the fun and festivities.
It’s time to start planning and enlist your AllerTribe to help keep your allergic child safe this holiday season.
I encourage you to start a tradition that fits with your family that celebrates the holidays in a way that focuses on the season or reason and not just the food.
We talk a lot about inclusive education on this page, but what does that really mean? One of the most common examples I give when speaking with educators is if the public would be outraged by how you are separating a food allergic child if you swapped disabilities with a visible one, such as a child who was using a wheelchair you are doing something wrong.
Imagine for a moment the first time you remember trick-o-treating on Halloween. You were probably excited about dressing up, running around at night with your friends, and the candy! So much candy!!! However, if you have one or more food allergies that candy can be life-threatening. This left many children left out of the tradition out of fear. Enter The…
However, all of these seem very limiting to our team here. When you live with a food allergy or are a parent or teacher who is responsible for children who have a food allergy(ies), mistakes happen, that child has an allergic reaction can there be a success at that moment?
Watch: Our Founder, Leah Robilotto talk with Kellie Cutsinger, at Cleanly Consumed about the emotional toll living with food allergies can take on families and schools. Cleanly Consumed is an online platform dedicated towards healthy eating. Kellie describes her company in the following way: “Cleanly Consumed helps guide families to clean products and resources that can relieve some of the…