Participate in the Teal Pumpkin Project this Halloween
Last week, I asked for help finding the best Halloween candy for my neighborhood. This is the first Halloween I'm spending in my new house. One of you gave me the best idea and I want to make sure everyone knows about it this year.
If you're like me, when you think Halloween, you think candy and trick or treaters. Also, if you're like me, then you're lucky because each candy won't potentially cause an allergic reaction. Think about it for a second, how many Halloween candies can you think of that don't have either nuts or dairy in it?
Food Allergy Research and Education (FARE) have supported the Teal Pumpkin Project, a way to raise awareness of food allergies and a way to include all children in trick-or-treating.
If you want to participate in the Teal Pumpkin Project, you either have a teal pumpkin in sight or get a sign from the FARE website for your door. Then make sure you have some non-food items for the trick-or-treaters with allergies and ask which kind of treat the child would prefer. Just note that some non-food items also have allergens, like moldable clay or latex-based toys so stay away from those as well.
If you have a child with a food allergy or if you're a house who will be participating in the Teal Pumpkin Project, you can go to the map on the FARE website.