What Does A Teal Pumpkin Mean?
When you are out trick-or-treating this Halloween, you might see a teal colored pumpkin on some front steps or porches.
It’s called the Teal Pumpkin Project™ and it’s quickly becoming more popular and gaining national attention.
The Teal Pumpkin Project™, created by FARE (Food Allergy and research Education) is a great way for kids with food allergies to trick-or-treat without the fear of coming in contact with ingredients within candy that may give them an allergenic reaction.
Food allergies affect 1 in every 13 children, or roughly two in every classroom. That’s a lot of kids who might feel left out of the festivities.
A teal pumpkin indicates that the home is safe for trick-or-treaters with food allergies and offers non-food treats, most of which are available at your neighborhood dollar store:
- Glow sticks, bracelets, or necklaces
- Pencils, pens, crayons or markers
- Halloween erasers or pencil toppers
- Mini Slinkies
- Whistles, kazoos, or noisemakers
- Bouncy balls
- Finger puppets or novelty toys
- Spider rings
- Vampire fangs
- Mini notepads
- Playing cards
You can download a free sign to put on your porch to let trick-or-treaters know you are handing out safe treats for Halloween.
source: FARE (Food Allergy and research Education)