Teal Pumpkin Project: Tell trick-or-treaters with food allergies that you have safe options
Put a teal pumpkin on your doorstep to signify you have nonfood treats
If you want to help make this Halloween safe and fun for those with food allergies there's something you can do.
The Teal Pumpkin Project is aimed at raising awareness about food allergies and encouraging homeowners to provide non-food treats to trick-or-treaters.
If you're offering nonfood treats at your home this Halloween you can place a teal pumpkin on your doorstep to let children with allergies know that you have options for them.
The nonprofit organization Food Allergy Research and Education suggests the following:
- Glow sticks
- Bracelets, necklaces
- Pencils, pens, crayons, markers
- Mini slinkies
- Whistles, kazoos, noisemakers
- Bouncy balls
- Spider rings
- Vampire fangs
- Mini notepads
- Playing cards
The report below is from Local 4 News on Oct. 27, 2016:
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