RVA Parenting: The Teal Pumpkin Project

RVA Parenting: The Teal Pumpkin Project

(WWBT) - This Halloween, several children with food allergies will dress up and go trick-or-treating, but not all of them will be able to gorge on chocolate and lollipops.

For children with food allergies, this can be a dangerous holiday, which is why the Teal Pumpkin Project was started to let children know your home will be providing a safe treat.

If you'd like to participate, just put a teal pumpkin outside to let kids and families know you have a safe alternative. You can give out non-food items instead. Stickers, small toys, glow sticks, and bouncy balls are all great and affordable options.

Halloween candy may present health risks to children with food allergies. Make sure you know these five label reading "tricks" to make sure your Halloween "treats" are safe.

If you're not ready to do arts and crafts yourself, check out these popular retailers helping FARE (Food Allergy Research and Education) shine a light on the Teal Pumpkin Project through the following products and promotional efforts.

While it is possible to be allergic to almost any food, many popular Halloween candies contain peanuts, nuts, milk, egg, soy or wheat, which are some of the most common food allergens. The Teal Pumpkin Project Essentials Kit is stuffed full of fun non-food treats and is the easiest way to get non-food treats delivered to your door in time for a safe and Happy Halloween!

Here are a few blogs on the subject:

This spice cake is "Top 8" allergy free, and it's teal.

Lisa Mounayar lives in our area with her three children. Two of them count on teal pumpkins to have a fun and safe Halloween. Here's her heartfelt letter:

Dear family and friends,

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