You may see some Teal Pumpkins as you and your kiddos go trick or treating this Halloween. What does it all mean? Developed by FARE (Food Allergy and Research Education), the Teal Pumpkin Project promotes safety, inclusion and respect of individuals managing food allergies. This national campaign offers kids with food allergies an alternative to candy, and keeps Halloween a fun and positive experience for all.
So, how can you participate? You can paint a pumpkin teal and place it outside your home to indicate that you have options for kids with food allergies. So, instead of candy, you can provide non-food treats to trick or treaters like pens, notepads, erasers, bubbles, whistles to name a few. And for those who want candy, you can always have a batch of candy for those without food allergies. What a great way to be inclusive and to keep Halloween fun and safe for all!Phote Credit: FARE