Halloween is just around the corner – but there’s no reason to be scared!
The Teal Pumpkin Project is in full swing again this year, promoting the inclusion of all trick-or-treaters and making Halloween safe for children with food allergies. Did you know there are nearly six million children in the United States with food allergies? Young children are affected the most, according to Food Allergy Research & Education organization. Many children consider Halloween their favorite holiday, but those with food allergies can feel left out of the fun. Thanks to the Teal Pumpkin Project, however, all children can participate in the holiday.
If you want to take part in the fun, you only need to do two things: display a teal-colored pumpkin at your door and offer allergy-friendly treats. Not sure what to pass out to trick-or-treaters? We suggest non-food items like bubbles, crayons, stickers, small toys, bracelets, and other child-safe and allergy-free alternatives. Once you’ve picked out your goodies and have your teal pumpkin ready, you can add your home to the FARE map to help parents and trick-or-treaters find you.
Don’t have time to paint your own pumpkin? The FARE website has a variety of free resources available, including printable flyers and signs that you can display instead of a pumpkin. (FARE also offers fun at-home activities you can do with your children, such as coloring sheets and pumpkin stencils.)
Are you planning to participate in the Teal Pumpkin Project this year? Send us a photo of your pumpkin or the goodies you’ll be handing out! We’d love to see your creativity on display.
Hudson Allergy is happy to participate in the Teal Pumpkin Project again this year. Check out our pictures below!