Teal Pumpkin Project

This Halloween consider supporting children in your communities who live with food allergies and special diets. Some children are on restricted diets to help manage behavioral issues while some may live with a life-threatening food allergies. Whatever the case may be, children on restricted diets struggle to participate in holiday festivities– especially Halloween.

Photo Credit: A. Hill
Photo Credit: A. Hill

The non-profit Food, Allergy, Research & Education group’s Teal Pumpkin Project aims to help kids with food allergies celebrate Halloween by raising awareness and creating a safe way for them to trick-or-treat. Homes wishing to provide non-edible treats should display a teal pumpkin by their front door to let trick-or-treaters know safe goodies are available. You can also download flyers or order window stickers from the FARE website. Stickers, pencils, glow stick, bouncy balls and figurines are just a few ideas for non-food items.

Teal Pumpkin Halloween

Check out FARE’s website and take the pledge to include ALL children in your Halloween festivities. Share the Teal Pumpkin Project story and pictures of your pumpkins on instagram, twitter, and Facebook using the hashtag #tealpumpkinproject.

Halloween Trick or Treat Allergy Awareness

Connect with Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE)
(800) 929-4040 | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube | Instagram | Pinterest

Will you offer non-food treats this Halloween? What will kids find at your house?

 

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Stay-at-home mom who works! On again/off again work in family real estate business, babysitter, dog rescue and historical society volunteer all while chasing my new-found dream to be a writer.I live in Antioch with my husband, Jake, and kids, Cecilia (5) and Mark (3), and our dog Isabella. I'm an aspiring vegan (I cheat a lot), Jazzercise addict and runner. As a family, we love to travel and spend time outdoors. I love to go antique shopping and garage sale-ing, cook, and read in my (rare) free time.

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