Now that the weather is finally cooling off and the sun is starting to set earlier, fall is in full swing! Fall is full of holiday spirit with numerous opportunities for special treats (candy, sodas, etc.). For those with food allergies, this season can be extra stressful. This Halloween season we wanted to share a relatively new project, the Teal Pumpkin Project, brought to you by the Food Allergy Research & Education program. I think this is such a great idea that I had to share.
The Teal Pumpkin Project
The Teal Pumpkin Project is designed so that children with food allergies can enjoy trick-or-treating just much as other children. The idea is to identify your house as a food allergy friendly home with a teal colored pumpkin or Teal Pumpkin Project sign and pass out non-food treats. Glow sticks, stickers, and other small toys of the like are examples of items you can pass out to the children rather than candy. According to their website, households from all 50 states and 14 countries participated last year. If you are interested in participating or would like more information, you can visit their website at www.foodallergy.org/teal-pumpkin-project.
Dr. B and his staff hope that everyone has a fun, safe Halloween!