On Tuesday 31st October 2017, children across the country will be dressing as witches, ghosts and goblins and racing through our streets chanting “trick or treat!”
We receive no government funding and rely solely on your donations to continue our work to provide information and support of the highest quality to people at risk of severe allergies. So please, consider how you can have some spooky fun this Halloween, and fundraise to give the Anaphylaxis Campaign a “treat”!
Keeping safe this Halloween
For parents and carers of children with severe food allergies Halloween can cause real shivers of fright and real terror, as they are worried that one bite of the wrong treat could result in a severe allergic reaction. However, it is possible for children with food allergies to join in and have great fun by following some top tips.
Top tips for keeping safe on Halloween
- Remind your child(ren) what their food allergens look like
- Ask your child(ren) not to eat any unapproved sweets or treats until they get home
- Have approved sweets and fruit ready at home that can be swapped for any treats that are not suitable
- Check the labels of any sweets you don’t recognise before giving to your child(ren)
- Sometimes ‘treat size’ versions of sweets have different ingredients so double check those too
- Keep your child(ren)’s adrenaline auto-injector(s) with them at all times, even if that means tucking it into their costume or goodie collection pot