Among the fall decorations, skeletons, and jack-o-lanterns, one may find teal-colored pumpkins.
Every child should be able to experience the joy and tradition of trick-or-treating on Halloween. But kids with food allergies are often left out of the fun since most candy is off limits. A teal pumpkin means so much to the 6.9 million kids with food allergies.
It’s called the Teal Pumpkin Project. These are houses which are taking part to bring awareness to food allergies. The project is in its fourth year and lets trick-or-treaters with allergies know which houses they can visit safely.
The Teal Pumpkin Project was created in 2014 and the movement grows each Halloween. People pledge to hand out some treats other than candy, like glue sticks and stickers. The teal pumpkins will be displayed on the porch or in a window, signaling to kids with allergies that there will be other treats available.
Today is the last day to submit a photo for the Teal Pumpkin Project Contest! Be sure to use #TealPumpkinContest and tag @FoodAllergy for a chance to win #TealPumpkinProject swag! pic.twitter.com/Cq8TNO8syA
— FARE (@FoodAllergy) October 23, 2017
The Teal Pumpkin Project has an interactive map online where families can track participating homes. Homes in all 50 states participated.
If you want to know more about the movement or download a sign for your window, CLICK HERE.
— Nicole Morgan (@NicoleNMorgan) October 21, 2017
“Dairy, and gluten, and nuts! Oh my!” Everybody has something in their life that requires courage. For Dorothy, something as simple as food can create daily obstacles that she chooses to turn into opportunities! She faces challenges like multiple life threatening food allergies and multiple chronic illnesses with her whole heart and wants to help others do the same! Can you help Dorothy find her way back home by having a teal pumpkin at your door—letting her know that you’re providing a non-food treat option this Halloween? #TealPumpkinProject #TealPumpkinContest #FollowTheTealBrickRoad #EoE #FARE #Eosinophilicesophagitis #FoodAllergies #chronicillness @foodallergy