The Teal Pumpkin Project Aims to Include Children with Food Allergies in Trick-or-Treat Activities

Started in 2014 by FARE (Food Allergy Research & Education), The Teal Pumpkin Project serves to raise awareness of food allergies and to include children with food allergies in Halloween trick-or-treating. It was brought to my attention by one of the teachers at Avalon Elementary School a couple of days ago and I wanted to talk about it a little here. It’s such a simple idea and yet has the potential to make a huge impact at Halloween in the lives of kids with food allergies, which can often be dangerous or even deadly. You can join in easily by doing the following:

      • Glow sticks, bracelets, or necklaces
      • Pencils, pens, crayons or markers
      • Bubbles
      • Halloween erasers or pencil toppers
      • Mini Slinkies
      • Whistles, kazoos, or noisemakers
      • Bouncy balls
      • Finger puppets or novelty toys
      • Coins
      • Spider rings
      • Vampire fangs
      • Mini notepads
      • Playing cards
      • Bookmarks
      • Stickers
      • Stencils

We are participating here in the library today, 10/31/15, until 5:00 PM with some allergy-free candy and non-candy treats!

“The TEAL PUMPKIN PROJECT and the Teal Pumpkin Image are trademarks of Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE).” Visit their website at: http://www.foodallergy.org/teal-pumpkin-project#.VjTrpysvvif.

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