Halloween is such a great time of year for kids and parents alike, unless your child is one of the 1 in 13 kids in the US who suffer from a food allergy, then it can be terribly scary and frustrating. Even if you let your child go out trick-or-treating just to get in on the fun, if they have a severe food allergy there’s a good chance they won’t be able to enjoy most of the treats they collect. Thanks to The Teal Pumpkin Project™ and their mission to make Halloween safe and fun for everyone, kids with food allergies can now enjoy Halloween too!
The Teal Pumpking Project is an initiative that began last year by the Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) organization to make Halloween fun and safe for everyone. All you have to do is take the pledge and commit to providing non-food treats for trick-or-treaters this Halloween.
You can show your support for the initiative by placing a teal pumpkin on your front porch to let trick-or-treaters know that your house will have non-food treats available for those with food allergies.
I think this is a great campaign. I feel very lucky that none of my kids have food allergies but many of my friends do have children who are severely allergic so I’m always very conscious of what I’m giving out on Halloween. I like this Teal Pumpkin Project because it doesn’t take much to hit up your local dollar store and buy some fun little treats to give to those who can’t have candy, and the teal pumpkin is a great way of letting those kids know that they can find something fun at your house. You can find out more about the Teal Pumpkin Project on their website here.