Allergy-safe trick-or-treating for children at upcoming food allergy resource fair
HOPKINS, Minn. 9/14/15 -- Halloween is one of the trickiest holidays for kids with food allergies to navigate. Allergies to common foods such as milk, eggs and peanuts are on the rise, leaving families and schools more confused than ever.
Parents, children, teachers and medical professionals are invited to attend a special Halloween-themed Food Allergy Resource Fair event 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, October 10, at the Hopkins Eisenhower Community Center at 1001 Highway 7 in Hopkins.
Resource Fair vendors will feature allergy-friendly food and products and many will provide free samples and coupons. Allergists, pharmacists and nutritionists will also be available to provide free advice at “Ask the Professional” booths.
Children are encouraged to come in costume and trick-or-treat, stopping at approximately 40 tables that will hand out allergy-friendly candy (free of the top 8 allergens which are peanuts, tree nuts, eggs, milk, fish, shellfish, soy and wheat). Families will also receive tips for safe Trick-or-Treating with food allergies.