Imagine missing out on Halloween year after year because of life-threatening food allergies. Now imagine finally going trick-or-treating with your friends because every porch in your neighborhood has an allergy friendly teal pumpkin. Join FARE and their Teal Pumpkin Project by providing allergy friendly treats so that no child has to miss out on the fun.
It is estimated that nearly 32 million Americans have food allergies. Of those, 5.6 million are children under the age of 18. That means there is someone with food allergies in your child’s class, possibly more than one. And nearly half have multiple food allergies. These children and their parents often have to miss out on events and celebrations to stay safe. Childhood is fleeting and no child should miss out on the fun because of food allergies or other medical conditions.
FARE- Food Allergy Research and Education- started the Teal Pumpkin Project to raise awareness for food allergies and make sure every child can have a safe and Fun Halloween.
Be a Teal Pumpkin Hero in 4 Easy Steps
- Pick up some teal paint at your local grocery or craft store
- Paint your pumpkin and set it out on your porch
- Go to https://www.foodallergy.org/education-awareness/teal-pumpkin-project/map and register your house as an allergy safe home
- Pick up some fun non-food treats to hand out instead of candy- for ideas go to https://www.foodallergy.org/education-awareness/teal-pumpkin-project/ideas-for-non-food-treats
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