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Halloween is Almost Here!
October is almost halfway over, and the fall and winter holidays are quickly approaching! I thought I would share a few fun options that I compiled for healthier Halloween alternatives.
We do our best to avoid foods with artificial colors. When our son was young, he would get chemical burn diaper rashes after consuming foods with these colors. As he grew, we noticed a drastic difference in hyperactivity and neurological effects from dyes. Other concerns are the potential for dyes being carcinogens, as well as causing potential genotoxicity¹. Needless to say, we steer clear as much as possible!
Many kids are forced to dodge candy with nuts and other potential allergens. Maybe you have heard of the “Teal Pumpkin Project” — an organization whose purpose is to promote awareness and allergy-free options for kids so everyone can feel included. Most people who participate in this project for Halloween place a teal pumpkin in front of their door so children are aware that there are safe treats available at that home!
The TEAL PUMPKIN PROJECT and the Teal Pumpkin Image are trademarks of Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE).
Check out these 8 options that could help you promote a safer Halloween in your community!
Healthier Sweet Treats
1. YumEarth Organic Natural Candy, 5-lb Bag
2. Annie’s Organic Bunny Fruit Snacks
3. Angie’s BOOMCHICKAPOP Sweet & Salty Kettle Corn – 24 Count
4. 100% Pure, Unfiltered Honey Sticks
Fun, Affordable Toy Options
5. LED Finger Lights Beams – 100 Count
6. Bracelets – 52 Pack Slap Bracelets
7. Spider Rings – 36 Count
8. Fun Express Vinyl Paratroopers