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Ashley Pierson is the Food and Nutrition Editor for Miss A. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in nutrition from Michigan State University, and is following her passion for food after leaving the pharmaceutical industry where she worked as a sales representative for nearly a decade. Ashley loves locally grown food and has great fun coming up with new recipes using these local treasures as the foundation. She lives in Traverse City, MI, voted by Midwest Living magazine as a top 5 foodie town. Ashley lives with her husband, son and daughter near the shores of Lake Michigan.

Teal Pumpkin Project Brings Awareness To Childhood Food Allergies

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.

 

Photo Credit: FARE

Photo Credit: FARE

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.

 

Photo Credit: FARE

Photo Credit: FARE

 

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!

 

 

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