Halloween conjures images of ghouls and goblins, orange and black and of course candy. This year the color teal is coming on the scene with a very important message. The Teal Pumpkin Project is seeking to bring awareness regarding childhood food allergies by providing non-food treats for trick-or-treaters. To identify involvment, people are asked to paint a pumpkin teal and place in a visible place this Halloween. The project hopes by offering non- food treats this Halloween, the holiday is inclusive of all, even those children suffering from food allergies.
Teal is the color of chosen for food allegy awareness. Start a new tradition this Halloween with non candy items and paint a pumplin teal. For non food item ideas provided by Food Allergy Research and Education, go here. Spread the word everywhere you go and use #TealPumpkinProject.
Food allergies effect up to 15 million people in the United Sates each year, including 1 in 13 children. Make a difference for school aged children this Halloween by decreasing the risk of food or candy that is allergy prone or even potentially lethal. Celebrate Halloween teal style!