Display a teal pumpkin for kids with food allergies this Halloween

Henrietta Strickland
November 2, 2018

You can participate in their drive to provide kids with food allergies, non food treat options, or allergy free options, which are detailed on the FoodAllergy.org website. The initiative is called the "Teal Pumpkin Project" and its goal is to support trick or treaters with food allergies.The project was started by the food allergy research and education in 2014.

With Halloween less than a day away, many are preparing for the holiday in more ways than one - including goodies for eager trick-or-treaters. Then, when that child with the food allergy comes up and says, 'Hey!

A teal pumpkin on a doorstep means the resident has non-food treats available, such as glow sticks or small toys. Almost all of these items can be found in a Halloween theme or festive colors.

According to Food Allergy Research and Education, one out of every thirteen children in the US has at least one food allergy. "Just a small bowl with like five of your non-food items, and then a separate bowl for the candy".

The group says The Teal Pumpkin Project was inspired thanks to a local awareness activity in Tennessee a few years ago.

If parents see a teal pumpkin sitting on a front porch, it signals to them that their child can get a special treat, without being at risk of having a allergic reaction to candy.

Kolaszewski also said it's about making sure all kids feel included. This will let the community know you're looking out for kids with allergies.

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