Every child should be able to experience the joy and tradition of trick-or-treating on Halloween. Initially created for kids with food allergies, The Teal Pumpkin Project’s mission is to make all children—whether they have food allergies or another condition—feel included on Halloween.
What began as a local initiative in East Tennessee is now a national campaign launched by Food Allergy Research and Education (FARE). According to the project website, households in all 50 states and more than 14 countries participated in the event last year.
Wondering how you can take part? Here are four easy ways suggested by The Teal Pumpkin Project…
- Provide non-food treats for trick-or-treaters.
- Place a teal pumpkin in front of your home to indicate to passersby that you have non-food treats available.
- Display a free printable sign or premium poster from FARE to explain the meaning of your teal pumpkin.
- Make a donation to support the Teal Pumpkin Project and receive a free gift.
For more fun and easy ways to navigate trick-or-treating with a feeding tube, check out last year’s Halloween article.
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