Teal Pumpkins Welcome Trick-or-Treaters with Food Allergies

The blue gourds indicate there is an alternative to candy at their house

If you have a child who's going Trick-or-Treating and you're concerned because of their food allergies, look for teal pumpkins.

The Teal Pumpkin Project is gaining attention around the nation. If you place one outside your home, you're telling the little ghouls and goblins that your house has toys or treats kids with food allergies can have.

Parents of kids with allergies say it helps their children feel less isolated on one of the biggest nights of the year for kids.

"Even if you don't have food allergies and you're participating, it shows that you're aware and standing behind that cause," says Sheree Godwin, whose kids have food allergies.

If you want to participate, Food and Allergy Research Education suggests handing out glow sticks, pencils, stickers, and vampire fangs.


© 2018 KING-TV


To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the
Conversation Guidelines and FAQs

Leave a Comment