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Teal Pumpkin Project is here to help kids with food allergies

The initiative lets children and parents know where they can go to receive non-food Halloween treats
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Teal Pumpkin Project indicates where allergy free non-food Halloween treats can be found. Stock image

For Halloween this year, help children with food allergies by participating in the Teal Pumpkin Project.

This project involves placing a teal pumpkin, or a poster, outside to advise children and their parents that your residence will have non-food treats or nut-free treats.

Inspired by a local awareness activity operated by the Food Allergy Community of East Tennessee (FACET), this national campaign officially launched in 2014 and works to reach out to families around the world with the Teal Pumpkin’s messages of awareness, inclusion and community.

To participate, place a painted teal pumpkin (the colour of food allergy awareness) or print the promotional flyer from FARE and spread the word around that you are participating in the hopes that others will as well. The colour team has been used to raise awareness of this medical condition for nearly 20 years.

Suggestions for toys or for Halloween can include glow-sticks, pencils, stickers, crayons and stamps.

For more information, or to print a copy of the FARE sign to indicate participation, visit here.