If you’re planning to trick or treat yourself to pile of sweets tonight, you don’t want to miss this brilliant Halloween Treat Map developed by Nextdoor.
The map allows neighbors to mark their home with an icon indicating what visitors can expect to find if they drop by on their trick or treat route. Like this, neighbors who plan to pass out candy, can mark their home with a candy corn. If there’s a spooky trick on the menu, they can mark their home with a haunted house. And if they plan to pass out non-food treats, they can mark their home with a teal pumpkin icon.
However, the idea of the Halloween Treat Map is actually not to guide people with the munchies to Candy Land but to protect children with food allergies. According to FARE, (Food Allergy Research & Education), one in 13 children has a food allergy and even the tiniest trace of their allergen can cause a severe reaction. As candy often contain some of the most common allergens, such as nuts, milk, egg, soy, and wheat, trick and treat can be a tricky affair for kids with food allergies. Thanks to Nextdoor’s map with non-food treats, all kids can now safely go trick or treating with their friends.
Nextdoor is a free and private social network for neighborhoods used in over 210,000 communities across the globe. If you want to find out if there’s a Halloween Treat Map over your neighborhood, go to Google Play or App Store to download the app or find it online at www.nextdoor.com (not available in Denmark).