Teal Pumpkin ProjectWhen you think of Halloween, the Bluegrass Family Allergy team wants you to think of teal pumpkins. Awareness of the Teal Pumpkin Project has spread significantly in recent years. Last year, over 18,000 American households took part in the project to raise awareness of food allergies and provide inclusion for all trick-or-treaters.

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Consider the following frequently asked questions; then join us in the teal pumpkin movement!

What is the Teal Pumpkin Project?

The Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) organization started the Teal Pumpkin Project to promote a safer Halloween for kids who deal with food allergies. By placing a teal pumpkin in your yard or on your porch, you are communicating to your trick-or-treaters that you have safe, non-food treats available!

How will I know which kids have a food allergy?

You can ask your trick-or-treaters if they’d like candy or a prize, or simply put a sign up that says “You Pick: Candy or Prize!” Make sure to put the candy and prizes in separate bowls so they don’t come into contact with each other. This will ensure that no food allergens accidentally touch the prizes.

What non-food items should I buy?

If you go to your local dollar store, there are plenty of inexpensive, Halloween-themed toys that you can give away. The kids will love receiving something different than candy! Non-food items that are great to hand out to trick-or-treaters include:

  • Bubbles, bouncy balls, or bookmarks
  • Glow sticks, bracelets, or necklaces
  • Halloween erasers or pencil toppers
  • Pencils, pens, crayons, or markers
  • Stickers, stencils, or cards
  • Whistles, kazoos, or noisemakers

It’s smart to steer clear of any toys that consist of latex, because many children have a latex allergy.

Make an appointment with Bluegrass Family Allergy today to find relief from your food allergy!