Halloween is almost here! For those without food allergy, it is a time to get dressed up and have fun trick or treating and eat a LOT of different candies! However, it’s quite a different sentiment and experience for those of us with food allergy. Especially for children with milk, egg, peanut, tree nut and soy allergy, it can feel isolating and sad to not be able to eat sweet treats containing these common food allergens. Food allergy is more common than most people realize. Did you know that 1 out of 13 kids has a food allergy and that milk, egg, and peanut are top 3 children’s food allergies? That’s why we support and are so happy that FARE (Food Allergy Research and Education) does their Teal Pumpkin Project every fall Halloween season. As you’ll see, their goal is “raising awareness of food allergies through the addition of non-food trinkets and toys to your treats, making Halloween safer and more inclusive for all trick or treaters.” If you or a loved one has food allergy, we encourage you to visit FARE’s Teal Pumpkin Project’s website.