Special to Atmore News
The Teal Pumpkin Project is a movement to raise awareness of food allergies and to create a safer, more inclusive Halloween for all trick-or-treaters on Halloween.
By putting a teal pumpkin on your doorstep, you let kids know that your house is food allergy friendly.
The goal of the #TealPumpkinProject is not to exclude candy from the Halloween tradition. The goal is simply to ensure that children with food allergies – and other children for whom candy is not an option – are able to enjoy a safer, happier Halloween.
Halloween can be a tricky time for families managing food allergies. Many traditional Halloween treats aren’t safe for children with life-threatening food allergies. The Teal Pumpkin Project promotes safety, inclusion and respect of individuals managing food allergies. This worldwide movement offers an alternative for kids with food allergies, as well as other children for whom candy is not an option. It keeps Halloween a fun, positive experience for all!
Participating is simple. The steps to participate are:
• Provide non-food treats for trick-or-treaters.
• Place a teal pumpkin – the color of food allergy awareness –in front of your home to indicate you have non-food treats available.
• Add your home to the Teal Pumpkin Project map.
• Spread the word! Share the Teal Pumpkin Project with your friends and family.
For more information, visit www.foodallergy.org.