Born out of one mom’s desire to help ensure that children with food allergies would not feel left out on Halloween, the Teal Pumpkin Project®, now in its fifth year as a national awareness campaign led by Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE), has spread far and wide – reaching millions across the U.S. and beyond — to help create a happier, safer Halloween for all.
With food allergies on the rise, more and more children are unable to participate in trick-or-treating activities. One way you can include all children in the Halloween tradition is to place a teal pumpkin outside of your house, signifying that you have nonfood items to pass out. Need ideas of what to stock? Refer to our list of 110 Non-Candy Halloween Treat Ideas.
By placing a teal pumpkin outside of your house you are enabling a child with allergies (and his/her parents!) to experience the fun of trick or treating without the stress.
Find more information on the Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) website, including free downloads of official Teal Pumpkin Project signs and fliers, stencils, kids’ activities, and an online crowd-sourced map that shows participating households.
The TEAL PUMPKIN PROJECT and the Teal Pumpkin Image are trademarks of Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE).