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Monday, October 20, 2014
The Teal Pumpkin Project Makes Halloween Safe For Children With Food Allergies #TealPumpkinProject
out of 100 children have some sort of food allergy. Halloween
can be a fun holiday for kids, but when you are a kid dealing with
food allergies, things like nut-filled candy can be the bogeyman that
can ruin the fun. This
Halloween, FARE (Food Allergy Research & Education) is
encouraging communities to start a new tradition that will help make
this holiday season less scary for children with food
allergies: the Teal
This campaign encourages people to raise awareness of food allergies
by providing non-food treats for trick-or-treaters and painting a
pumpkin teal - the color of food allergy awareness - to place in
front of their house along with a free printable sign from FARE to
indicate they have non-food treats available.
Teal Pumpkin Project is designed to promote safety, inclusion and
respect of individuals managing food allergies – and to keep
Halloween a fun, positive experience for all.
for Non-food Treats
at dollar stores, party supply stores, or online shops, these
low-cost items can be purchased and handed out to all
trick-or-treaters, or made available in a separate bowl from candy if
you choose to hand out both options. Nearly all of these items can be
found in a Halloween theme or festive colors.
sticks, bracelets, or necklaces
pens, crayons or markers
erasers or pencil toppers
kazoos, or noisemakers
puppets or novelty toys
raise awareness of food allergies and this initiative during the
Halloween season by sharing on social media using hashtag
#TealPumpkinProject. Click the images to enlarge.