The Orlando Sentinel

Posted in: Health & Allergy, News, Parents & Teachers


Switch-Witch-teal-pumpkin“Stephanie Warner is still going to walk up to the neighbors’ doors with her 5-year-old son, Evan, this Halloween.

He has several severe allergies, including peanut allergy, and she worries.

So far, “we’ve only really taken him to neighbors that we know,” said Warner, who lives in Oviedo. “They’ve been good about giving him candies like Skittles and Starbursts and no chocolate candies. But I still sort through all his candy.”

Warner isn’t alone in this. Food allergies affect 1 in 13 children in the United States. And there are other conditions like diabetes or celiac disease that prevent kids from having candy.

But a few recent initiatives are trying to make Halloween safe and fun for these kids and their parents.” Continue to read the full article on the Orlando Sentinel.

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