The Teal Pumpkin Project has been all over my facebook news feed this year.

Not knowing exactly what the Teal Pumpkin Project was, I wanted to do a little research and find out what all the hype is about. And I must say, after reading this information, I am going to have a teal pumpkin at my house!

Here is what I found out.

In my research, I heard parents tell stories about their children feeling alone and left out of so many things because of their food allergies. Some kids have to sit out of Holiday Parties at school or bring their own food, some kids even talk about having to sit at a separate lunch table.

FoodAllergy via Twitter
FoodAllergy via Twitter

In some cases, a food allergy could kill these kids if they are exposed. I hear people say what a pain it is to plan around these allergies. Then I heard one mom say, “My kid could DIE from your kids peanut butter sandwich” and it hit me right there. Can you imagine being scared to send your kid to school in fear of what food they are around? It’s awful and I want to help!

The Teal Pumpkin Project started in 2014 to raise awareness of food allergies. It also promotes the inclusion of all trick-or-treaters throughout the Halloween season. See, some of the candy we hand out contains ingredients that many kids are allergic to. This in turn means Trick or Treating may not be a fun for those kids. Imagine, Trick or Treating not being fun for a child? I can’t.

So, join me this year in making Trick or Treating fun for ALL kids! You can still hand out candy, but have an alternative for the kids with food allergies, like pencils or craft kits. The ideas are endless.

Find our more information at The Teal Pumpkin Project™ ! You can pledge to support the Teal Pumpkin Project and download a paper pumpkin to hang on your door or window to let people know!
Happy Halloween to ALL kids!

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