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Halloween Tips to Keep Kids Safe (Part 4)

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What to do with the candy afterwards Tip 1: Some parents do a “switch witch” or a “great pumpkin”, where kids leave their treats overnight and parents exchange them for a new toy. Make a date to go to the store so your child can pick out what they would like. Read how one family incorporates the great pumpkin. Tip 2: Donate the candies to your local seniors centre, food bank, or community centre. Tip 3: If your child is keeping the treats, plan to sort them out together. Encourage your child to read the ingredient labels and help them determine which are the...

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Halloween Tips to Keep Kids Safe (Part 3)

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Trick-or-treating While out Tip 1: Ensure your child is carrying their auto-injectors (e.g. EpiPen) with them at all times and that whoever they are with knows where the auto-injectors are in case of an emergency and how to use them. Tip 2: Remind your child to not eat any of the candy before they get home. Tip 3: Wear Shine a light glow-in-the-dark teal bracelets as a way of driving awareness. At home Tip 1: Participate in #ShineATealLight campaign. Where you shine a teal light on your front porch to show your support for kids with food allergy. This campaign promotes safety, inclusion and respect of individuals managing...

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Halloween Tips to Keep Kids Safe (Part 2)

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Parties Tip 1: Consider hosting a party this Halloween for your child and friends. This can be a great way to celebrate for kids as well as teens. Check out ideas for events and download our free resources. Tip 2: If you are serving treats, remember to ask about any food allergies. Here are a few fun and spooky recipes from Nestlé for some Halloween treat ideas: SMARTIES Cookie Cauldron Kit-Kat Witch’s Broomstick Aero Vanilla Pudding Graveyard Dip Coffin Crisp Bark Tip 3: If your child is going to a Halloween party, talk to the host in advance to advise them of your child’s allergies. Discuss...

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Halloween Tips to Keep Kids Safe (Part 1)

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Plan ahead Tip 1: Talk to your child about Halloween and what it means to stay safe. Pick a quiet time a few weeks before Halloween when you are not rushed (rather than when you’re heading out the door). Tip 2: When you talk, model the “careful, not fearful” approach, staying positive while highlighting the big rules — like carrying their epinephrine auto-injector, and not eating any of the treats while out trick-or-treating. Tip 3: Double check that your child’s auto-injectors are up-to-date. Tip 4: Talk to neighbors about your child’s food allergy. Some parents meet neighbors ahead of time and give them safe treats to hand...

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Southwest Airlines to Discontinue Peanut Snacks

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Southwest Airlines to Discontinue Peanut Snacks Starting Aug. 1, 2018 Southwest Airlines will no longer distribute peanuts as a free, in-flight snack. The company, which in the past had promoted peanuts in advertising campaigns to emphasize its low fares, announced on July 10 that the policy change was “to ensure the best on-board experience for everyone, especially for customers with peanut-related allergies.” The peanuts will be replaced with small bags of pretzels. Southwest will continue to allow passengers managing food allergies the opportunity to pre-board to wipe down seats and tray tables. To learn more about the food allergy policies...

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