The Teal Pumpkin Project

Photo courtesy: CNN.com

An organization that raises awareness of food allergies hopes its Teal Pumpkin Project will become a Halloween tradition.

Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) is encouraging people to place a teal-painted pumpkin in front of their house along with a free printable sign provided by FARE to indicate they have non-food treats. According to the organization, Halloween can be tricky for families managing food allergies because many traditional treats aren’t safe for children with life-threatening allergies.

Download FARE’s non-food treats Halloween poster

If you are interested in participating to help raise awareness of food allergies, here are some ideas FARE suggests for non-food treats:

  • Glow sticks, bracelets, or necklaces
  • Pencils, pens, crayons or markers
  • Bubbles
  • Halloween erasers or pencil toppers
  • Mini Slinkies
  • Whistles, kazoos, or noisemakers
  • Bouncy balls
  • Finger puppets or novelty toy
  • Coins
  • Spider rings
  • Vampire fangs
  • Mini notepads
  • Playing cards
  • Bookmarks
  • Stickers
  • Stencils

Click here to learn more about the Teal Pumpkin Project.

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