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4 Ways to Make the Holidays Special for Kids with Food Allergies

Nearly 6 million children in the U.S. have food allergies – how do we make the holidays special and inclusive for these kids? Here are some creative and festive ways to celebrate with your family and make memories that your kids will remember forever!

1. Build a Sugar Cube Igloo

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An allergy-friendly alternative to a gingerbread house, this igloo is an adorable alternative to the traditional gingerbread house. And the kids can help make it!

2. Send a Letter from Santa

letter from santa food allergies

You can download and personalize this letter from Santa to help get your kids in the kitchen and involve them in making some allergy-friendly holiday treats, all in an effort to help Santa’s elves. If your family participates in the Elf on the Shelf tradition – you can have your scout elf deliver the message!

3. Host a Food Allergy-Friendly Party

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Start a new tradition that focuses on fun aspects of the holidays other than food. We have ideas like hosting a present-wrapping party or decoration swap that is sure to be a fresh and inclusive experience for everyone attending. If you’re still craving cookies, try this recipe for allergy-friendly Melted Snowman Cookies.

4. Watch a Funny Video


In this parody video from Kyle Dine, he sings about the 12 Days of an Allergy-free Christmas. It’s sure to have the whole family singing along!

Do you have special things that you do during the holiday season for kids with food allergies? Leave a comment and share your ideas!

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