Halloween is a kid’s dream: A holiday all about dressing in fun costumes and gorging on FREE candy. But for kids with food allergies, the holiday can be a lot less fun. Any child with an allergy to gluten, nuts or corn has to always be on alert about the candy they get. They often they can’t indulge in the same treats as their friends without allergies. Or worse, they accidentally eat something they’re allergic to. That’s enough to kill the magic of the whole night, right? That’s where the Teal Pumpkin Project comes in.
So What Is It?
This initiative by FARE (the Food Allergy Research & Education) promotes offering treats besides candy on Halloween night. Toys, glow sticks, whistles – anything that will make kids with food allergies feel like they’re getting a cool Halloween treat.
And how do you show the kids who are trick or treating that you’ve got goodies just for them at your house? Easy. Put a teal-painted pumpkin outside your home, and then print out the sign from the Teal Pumpkin Project website here explaining to passerby what your pumpkin is all about.
Read more about the Teal Pumpkin Project here, and this year, why not give everyone a Halloween treat!