Thursday, October 29, 2009

The Peanut Goblin

As Halloween approaches I am once again grateful for learning about the "Peanut Goblin" and wanted to share this idea with everyone who is new to trick-or-treating with a food allergy. You may have the "Milk Goblin" or the "Soy Goblin" come to your house depending on your child's allergy. At our house the "Peanut Goblin" is a creature that LOVES peanut-containing treats and candy and if you leave him some, he'll leave you a present in exchange.

We let my daughter and her little sister trick-or-treat with their friends and when we get home, we dump their candy out and toss all those containing peanuts inside the "Peanut Goblins" bag. They then place the bag on the front door step just before bed. In the morning, the bag of candy has been replaced with a present for each girl.

It is so much fun! It definitely takes the sting out of taking candy away.

Last year we went to an event where a beautiful chocolate candy containing peanuts was passed out. Instead of getting upset, my daughter said, "Wow, the Peanut Goblin is going to love this one!"

I wish each of you and your families a happy and safe Halloween.

~ Jenny

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Cool Food Allergy Video by Nick News

Movie Depicts Peanut Allergy Reaction

FYI - The animated movie, "Cloudy with A Chance of Meatballs" includes a peanut allergy reaction. Check out what FAAN has to say. My 8-year old daughter saw it and thought it was kind of cool because the character got an Epi shot and was fine and her friends took care of her .. I haven't seen it.

Next Meeting!

We meet periodically in the evenings at Panera Bread in Liberty (8580 Church Rd).