With Halloween just one week away, you might have seen “The Teal Pumpkin Project” being posted around social media, but what exactly is The Teal Pumpkin Project?
20 Teal Pumpkin Project
In 2014, Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) launched The Teal Pumpkin Project as a national campaign to raise awareness of food allergies and to promote inclusion of all Trick-or-Treaters throughout the Halloween season. If you have a child with food allergies,then you know first hand how scary Trick-or-Treating can actually be. Some of the most common food allergies are milk, eggs, nuts, wheat, and soy, all of which are found in many candies. In the United States, these allergies affect 1 in 13 children and can be life-threatening. The Teal Pumpkin Project encourages people to place a teal-painted pumpkin outside their door on Halloween if they’re offering non-foods treats. As the mother of a child with a severe egg and peanut allergy, I think this is an AMAZING idea and will definitely be participating! I’ve gone ahead and created a list of non-food treats that I know my own son would love to receive instead of a chocolate bar that may contain peanuts.
The Teal Pumpkin Project Non-Food Treat Ideas
7. Glow in the Dark Bouncy Balls
9. Spider Rings
11. Glow Sticks
15. Witch Fingers
20. Glow in the Dark Skeletons
All of these non-food treat ideas can be purchased through the links I’ve included and you can also find many of them at your local dollar store. Assorted Halloween toys in bulk are also available through Amazon or Oriental Trading. I am so looking forward to Trick-or-Treating with my boys and I hope to see lots of Teal Pumpkins this year!
Wishing you all a Happy and Safe Halloween!