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Teal Pumpkins Promote a Happy Halloween for All

🎃 Great Tip for Halloween

By Elizabeth Vilicka October 23, 2019

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).