The Teal Pumpkin Project

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This year, we’ve chosen to participate in the “Teal Pumpkin Project”, an alternative, new tradition for our young friends who have food allergies restricting them from candy or sweets that are typically distributed this time of year. Many parents across the United States are participating as well, starting a trend that we hope catches on and lasts for quite some time!

It’s simple!

  1. Pick a pumpkin
  2. Paint it teal
  3. Display the pumpkin in front of your home on Halloween night, showing families that you will be distributing non-candy/non-food treats to trick-or-treaters.

There are lots of creative alternatives to handing out candy:

  • bubbles
  • fun (non-scary) Halloween rub-on tattoos
  • plastic bracelets and rings
  • bouncy balls
  • mini kazoos
  • small activity books
  • crayons
  • small pumpkins

Use your imagination, the possibilities are endless!

If you’d like to print out a flyer to display on your door the night of Halloween, or if you want to tag your teal pumpkin, please visit the link below:
http://www.foodallergy.org/teal-pumpkin-project

Other resource:
http://www.cnn.com/2014/10/13/health/halloween-safety-food-allergies/index.html?sr=sharebar_twitter

Spread the word and help others recognize the Teal Pumpkin Project!