Are you ready for some Halloween fun?
Back by popular demand, the APA Health and Wellness Team welcomes you to participate in our annual Halloween Scavenger Hunt!
Get your family and friends together for some outdoor fun. Grab the list: APA Halloween Scavenger Hunt 2023, put on your walking shoes, and scour the neighbourhood for Halloween treasures — keep an eye out for some hidden gourd-geous ALLENBY letters. How many letters can you find? Take photos of the letters and submit them for a chance to win some spook-tacular prizes.
A note on allergies:
Halloween is a fun and exciting time to dress up in fun or scary costumes, carve pumpkins, do the Allenby Scavenger Hunt…and then, of course, go trick-or-treating!
It is also typically a time to indulge in yummy treats and when rules about sugar consumption go out the door. But not all treats are safe for all children. Some treats are dangerous and even deadly.
This Halloween is a perfect time for our community to brush up on allergy awareness.
Here are some for keeping everyone in our community healthy and safe this Halloween:
Ask classmates if they have any allergies so you can be informed (Better to be safe than sorry)
Be mindful of packing or distributing products that contain some of the top allergens: peanuts, tree nuts, sesame, milk, egg
Look for products that are labeled “free from allergens”, “allergy free” (suggested brands: Made good, Freeyum, Allergy smart, Enjoy life, YumEarth)
Be aware of products that say “May contain.” Look for products that say “free” or “made in a facility that doesn’t manufacture nuts”
Paint a pumpkin Teal! Join Food allergy Canada by setting out a Teal pumpkin/Teal pumpkin picture. This lets families know you are ONLY giving out allergy safe treats.
Consider these safe alternatives (that will also save you a visit to the dentist): pencils, erasers, stickers, playdoh, colouring sheets, stamps/buttons, crayons etc.
For more information about allergy safety, please visit Food Allergy Canada.
We wish you a safe and happy Halloween!
APA Health and Wellness team