Halloween is one of the most magical times of the year for a child. However, it can be stressful and dangerous for a child with food allergies. To make sure Halloween is safe for all, the Food Allergy and Research Education (FARE) launched the Teal Pumpkin Project.
The Teal Pumpkin campaign was launched to provide an alternative to sweets for trickle-or-treaters with food allergies. If you put a teal pumpkin on your doorstep, parents of children with food allergies know that you have non-nutritious treats. By providing treats that are not food, children with diet restrictions may still be able to safely enjoy the trick-or-treat.
Teal is the color of food allergy awareness. According to FARE, nearly 8% of children in the US are affected by food allergies.
How to participate?
Participation in the Teal Pumpkin Project is easy. On Halloween, place a teal pumpkin on Halloween to inform your parents that you have treats without food. Do not worry if you can not paint a pumpkin. The website of the Food Allergy and Research Foundation also offers signs and prints hanging on your doorstep. Your website also provides an area where you can log your home on a map with other participants.
The last step is to stock up on non-food treats for trick-or-treaters.
Halloween can be a scary time for children and parents foods Allergies. Providing alternative options provides children and parents with inclusion and relief. Although you may think it is no fun to throw a child out of the shop, there are many fun alternatives to eating that every kid would enjoy.
Stickers, temporary tattoos, crayons, glow sticks, bubbles, bookmarks, rubber stamps, erasers and bouncy castles are just a few examples of fun Halloween giveaway ideas,