Every child should be able to experience the joy and tradition of trick-or-treating on Halloween. But kids with food allergies are often left out of the fun, since most candy is off limits. Food Allergy Research & Education’s Teal Pumpkin Project helps make sure all children will come home on Halloween night or from Halloween events with something they can enjoy. It just takes one simple act: offering non-food treats, such as glow sticks or small toys, as an alternative to candy. To participate, place a teal pumpkin or sign in front of your home for trick-or-treaters to see. You can paint your own teal pumpkin or pick one up at local retailers such as Target. Stock up on small non-food treats, such as glow sticks or bubbles, and watch the magic happen as children who normally wouldn’t be able to participate get to experience the fun of Halloween! Please visit FARE’s website for more information and for printable information guides and yard signs.

 

https://www.foodallergy.org/education-awareness/teal-pumpkin-project