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Treats are Tricky for Some: Teal Pumpkins for a Safer Halloween

Halloween is my favorite holiday. I feel like everyone I know has heard my rationale that it's "one giant costume party and everyone's invited." However, for the parents of children with restrictive diets, the holiday can be a real nightmare for reasons entirely separate from the monsters. Eight percent of children in the United States have known and reported food allergies, which is about 6 million of the little Darth Vaders and Princess Elsas running around this year. These reactio… [Read More]

Be a Kid for Halloween this Year: It’s Good for Your Health

Fall is far and above my favorite season, even as many are mourning the end of summer. There's the beautiful leaves, the cool, crisp air, pumpkin everything, and, of course, the greatest holiday of all: Halloween! (Okay, I'm a bit biased; it's my birthday, too.) But one of the things I love about fall is that there are so many opportunities to be a kid again, and it's socially sanctioned! Besides having fun and being outside in the gorgeous weather, acting like a kid again can be good… [Read More]
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