Halloween is a special time for kids and I know I couldn’t wait to go out trick-or-treating for Halloween when I was a kid. Some kids have food allergies but that shouldn’t be a reason to not enjoy going out and trick-or-treating door to door and enjoying Halloween.
The Teal Pumpkin Project is about raising awareness of food allergies. It allows children with food allergies to enjoy trick-or-treating by collecting non-food treats such as stickers or small toys. The movement was inspired by a mom in Tennessee and is now a worldwide movement with 50 states and 14 countries participating.
Inspired by the efforts of a mom in Tennessee, teal pumpkins are popping up across the country.
Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) launched The Teal Pumpkin Project nationwide in 2014.
The Teal Pumpkin Project is about raising awareness of food allergies and showing support for kids with food allergies.
Instead of getting treats that could possibly trigger an allergic reaction, kids are given non-food treats instead.
Show your support this Halloween by putting out a painted pumpkin and letting kids with food allergies enjoy trick-or-treating safely.
Kids with allergies should not feel excluded and The Teal Pumpkin Project promotes inclusion for all trick-or-treaters. Please share how painted pumpkins can make a difference for children with food allergies this Halloween with your friends and family.