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Five Halloween Tips for Kids with Food Allergies

Happy Halloween!

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Today is the day you’ve all been dreading waiting for, as your child straps on their costume and heads off for a day filled with candy, fun, and unfortunately some things you can’t protect him/her from!

Yes, I’m talking to you mom. Sounds pretty scary, huh? I’m sure it feels even scarier. That’s why I have written five tips to help you navigate Halloween with your food allergic child so that they are safe and so that you yourself can even enjoy the holiday!

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