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Be inclusive: Participate in Food Allergy Canada’s #ShineATealLight to support kids with food allergy on Halloween


October 2022 Share with   facebook   twitter

Content contributed by Food Allergy Canada

 

Food allergy can make treats tricky to navigate. The potential risk of a reaction means that many kids are left out of one of the year’s most exciting holidays. So how can we take the fright out of food allergy, and make Halloween a safer, more inclusive holiday for everyone, while at the same time increasing food allergy awareness with the general public? 

By shining a teal light on the issue! Teal has become the recognized colour for food allergy. Our bright idea is to show your neighbourhood that you have allergy-friendly treats and/or toys for kids on Halloween by replacing your regular porch light with a teal bulb, or by displaying other sources of teal light on your front porch. Shining a teal light helps to create food allergy awareness and sparks conversations on how to support kids with food allergy. 

Pledge your support by lighting up in teal on Halloween! Find out the different ways to get involved below.   

Ways to #ShineATealLight 

From teal light bulbs to teal Christmas lights to DIY teal lantern crafts, there are many ways you can #ShineATealLight on food allergy! By shining a teal light, you are raising awareness and letting kids know you have allergy-friendly and/or non-food treats like stickers, pencils, erasers, and glow sticks. Check out where to purchase teal lights and find teal light crafts. 

Plus, let your teal glow with our exclusive glow-in-the-dark teal bracelets. They are perfect for trick-or-treating and sparking conversations on how to support kids with food allergy on Halloween and all year long. 

Attend a teal lighting

Monuments and landmarks across Canada will be lighting up teal to drive awareness of our #ShineATealLight campaign. If you attend a lighting, snap a photo, and share it on social media using the hashtags #ShineATealLight and #LightItTeal to raise awareness. View the lighting schedule to date.

Share our #FoodAllergyHacks and free resources

Download our fun hacks and share them on social media to let others know how you are making Halloween fun and inclusive for all. Plus, print off our posters to let trick-or-treaters know you have allergy-friendly and/or non-food treats. Check out our hacks and resources here.

Tips to keep kids with food allergy safe 

Read our tips and tricks for making trick-or-treating safe for kids with food allergy. Plus, download our tip sheet for party hosts and learn how you can make your celebration inclusive for all kids.


Visit foodallergycanada.ca/Halloween for more tips and resources for celebrating Halloween, including our #ShineATealLight campaign.

 
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