Teal Pumpkins Can Benefit Bismarck-Mandan Children with Food Allergies This Halloween
According to Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE), roughly one in every 13 children have a food allergy which makes Halloween a much scarier holiday for kids out trick-or-treating.
FARE is hoping a new tradition this Halloween will put some parents' minds at ease. To indicate which homes are safe for trick-or-treaters with food allergies, FARE has proposed the 'Teal Pumpkin Project.'
The project encourages people to provide non-food treats such as small toys instead of candy. To indicate which houses are participating, a pumpkin painted teal, the color of food allergy awareness, should be placed outside the home.
FARE provides detailed information on how to spread the word and posters you can download to further indicated that your house has both candy and non-foods available at their website.