The Teal Pumpkin Project for an Allergy-Friendly Halloween

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I don’t have kids with food allergies, but I can imagine how scary Halloween is for parents that have children with food allergies. While I’m sure parents want to allow their kids to participate in the festivities, if their child has severe allergies it is a big concern. This Halloween, Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) wants you to help support kids with food allergies. How can you do this?

Purchase inexpensive non-food treats to hand out so that all children can be included in trick-or-treating. Then, paint a pumpkin teal or print up a free sign (like the one above) at FARE  and place it on your porch to let families managing food allergies know that you have non-food treats available at your home. Examples of non-food items include: pencils, stickers, spider rings, vampire teeth, bookmarks, playing cards, etc. Go to the FARE Blog to read more and to print up signs.

This is such a great idea. It will make Halloween fun for everyone including children with food allergies. Let’s make this tradition stick!

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