Halloween is just days away and parents of children with food allergies and asthma may be growing more concerned about keeping their children safe.
With those concerned parents in mind, allergy and immunology specialist Dr. Clifford Bassett has provided helpful tips on how to ensure this Halloween is both fun and healthy.
Of the 16 tips on how to avoid food allergens and asthma triggers, these three stood out as the most thought-provoking:
- Remember, many chocolate candies may say: “may contain peanut or nuts.” Take it seriously and avoid these foods!
- Before the Halloween holiday, consider pre-giving “safe” snacks to your friends and neighbors ahead of time for your child. This will help you and your child feel more comfortable and at ease.
- Did you know that smaller sized candy for Halloween may contain different ingredients than their regular sized counter parts?
For more information on food allergies and asthma, visit Vitals.com to find an allergist near you.
And since Halloween can also be a difficult time for parents of diabetic children, find an endocrinologist near you to learn about ways to safely enjoy the holiday.