Last year you may have noticed a pumpkin or two that may have seemed out of sorts, after all it was teal! You may have walked right passed a couple without even noticing. But did you know there is a real purpose behind those teal colored pumpkins you may find sitting on the porches of you neighbors?
Have you considered what kind of candies you will be handing out on Halloween? Or do you have to sort through and take away all those pieces of candy that your child cannot eat after a two hour trick or treating session every year?
Did you know teal is the color of food allergy awareness?
Did you know food allergies plague approximately 1 out of 13 children?
Did you know Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) launched a project to help raise awareness with hopes to include all children during trick or treat across the nation?
Teal pumpkins help identify homes that are participating in the Teal Pumpkin Project. These home will offer non-food treats ready for your scary, goofy, cute or cuddly Halloweener. These non-food items can range from simple toys, to stickers and pencils. You can find a whole list of great ideas to offer your trick or treaters on FARE’s website. FARE also includes free downloadable and printable materials, and a wide range of information concerning food allergies for those who wish to participate in the #tealpumpkinproject .
Raise awareness, participate, and most of all enjoy a safer, happier Halloween!