What is the Teal Pumpkin Project? The Teal Pumpkin Project was created by Food, Allergy, Research & Education and is designed to raise awareness for children with food allergies and promotes inclusion of all trick-or-treaters. Halloween can be a tricky time of the year for some children who deal with specific food allergies. There is no way to guarantee a child will not come in contact with their allergen while trick-or-treating, making most candies off limits. The Teal Pumpkin Project aims to create a way for children who have allergies to also enjoy the holiday.

Why Teal?

The color teal is bright and easily spotted, but teal is also the designated color of food allergy awareness. The color brings awareness to food allergies for more than twenty years.

Do children enjoy non-food treats?

Yes! These fun, non-food treats may be enjoyed even after the holiday passed. Options like Halloween pencils or erasers may be used at school or home long after the candy has disappeared. Glow sticks and spider rings can provide a year-round fun, too!

How can I show my support?

You can support the Teal Pumpkin Project by placing a teal colored pumpkin, or Teal Pumpkin Project, sign in your yard. The pumpkin or sign indicates that you are handing out non-food treats, such as glow sticks, stickers, or small toys as an alternative to candy. Participating doesn’t mean you cannot hand out candy as well, just be sure to separate treats from candy and allow trick-or-treaters the option to choose which they would like.

I don’t have time to paint a pumpkin teal. How can I still participate?

Please visit the Teal Pumpkin Project’s  website  for a free, printable Teal Pumpkin Project sign!

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