When kids go from house to house trick or treating, they are used to seeing all different types of pumpkins. Small, big, carved, scary, funny and even painted. But this year, you may see something you haven’t seen before… teal pumpkins. The Teal Pumpkin Project is a program that was launched to give kids who suffer from food allergies a safe opportunity to partake in trick or treating.
When kids and parents see a home that has a teal pumpkin out front, this means that they are offing an “allergy-free” option like bubbles, crayons, glow sticks, whistles, vampire fangs, ect. The Teal Pumpkin Project was originated in Tennessee by the Food Allergy Community of East Tennessee in 2014 and is now a national campaign supported by Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE). The program now has participants in all 50 states and 14 countries, with the goal of offering a safe and happy Halloween for all kids.
If you wold like to participate, you can get all the information you need at foodallergy.org.