A New Halloween Tradition: The Teal Pumpkin Project


For kids with food allergies, Halloween can be an extra scary night. Common allergens like milk, nuts, soy, and eggs are found in many of the typical candy treats handed out during trick-or-treating.

This year, the Food Allergy Research & Education organization (FARE) has launched the Teal Pumpkin Project. This project encourages people to place a teal-painted pumpkin outside their door signaling that you have non-food treats available.

Examples of non-food treats include: glow bracelets, pencils, erasers, bubbles, stickers, tattoos, coins, etc.

If you don’t have any teal paint handy you can print FARE’s non-food treats Halloween poster and hang it on your door.

Can you still hand out regular Halloween candy? Absolutely! Just have it in a separate bowl from the non-food items so everyone can have a safe and happy Halloween.

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