Imagine Trick or Treating on Halloween and not being able to eat anything you have in your bag! That is Halloween for the child with food allergies. But you can make Halloween fun again for those kids with food allergies – and it is as simple as a Teal pumpkin!
The Teal Pumpkin Project, created by the Food Allergy Research & Education Organization (FARE), was developed to encourage communities to promote food allergy awareness. The Teal Pumpkin Project encourages families to make non-food treats — like pencils, glowsticks, bracelets, or other items from the Dollar Tree — available to Trick or Treaters, in addition to their candy offerings.
By simply painting a pumpkin teal (the color of food allergy awareness), and/or using the free printable flyer that FARE offers, they can let others know about the food allergy awareness program and that they are participating.
Such a simple way to make Halloween fun (and inclusive) for everyone! See below for links to the flyers:
To Download the “We have both candy and non-food treats” flyer, click here.
To Download the “We have non-food treats” flyer, click here.
For more information on the Teal Pumpkin Project, visit http://www.FoodAllergy.org.
My neighbors, Sadie and Josie, came down to show me examples of the items they have to offer trick or treaters with food allergies. The basket contains items like temporary tattoos, rubber snakes and bats, pencils and stickers! Good job girls!