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Food fright


Halloween can be a frightening time for parents with children who suffer from severe food allergies. Their child could inadvertently eat a candy treat that could cause a life-threatening allergic reaction.

The food-centered holiday also can be a major disappointment for children suffering from food allergies, since they often can’t eat — and in some severe cases even be around — the treats handed out from neighbors on Halloween.

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Sarah Nelson
Sarah Nelson joined the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2010 and works as a online reporter, content editor and staff writer. She is a world traveler, accused idealist and California native now braving the winters of Central Minnesota. She believes in the power of human resolve and hopes to be part of something that makes history by bringing an end to injustice in the world. Sarah has worked as a criminal background researcher, high school civics teacher, grant writer, and contributing writer with — tackling every issue from global poverty to bio-degradable bicycles. Her favorite thing about living in Minnesota is July. Sarah left the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2014.
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