Teal Pumpkin Project Looks to Highlight Allergies for a Safer Halloween
Lifestyle| | By Jason Owen
Food Allergy Research and Education (FARE) is seeking a simple way to help “create a safer, happier Halloween for all” by raising awareness of food allergies to help include all trick-or-treaters into the Halloween holiday.
The Teal Pumpkin Project™ was started in 2014 to provide non-food items for trick-or-treaters in order to promote “safety, inclusion, and respect of individuals managing food allergies.”
“This nationwide movement offers an alternative for kids with food allergies, as well as other children for whom candy is not an option, and keeps Halloween a fun, positive experience for all!”
FARE estimates some 100,000 households will take the pledge this year.
To participate is easy: simply paint a pumpkin teal to place in front of your home to show you have non-food treats available.
Food allergies are a serious threat to families. One-in-13 children suffer from some form of food allergy. The fun of Halloween can be a scary situation to parents who have to pick through candy to make sure it is safe and the threat they may miss a piece worries millions of parents each and every year.
For more information or to donate to the project, head on over to FARE’s site today!