Health & Fitness
The Teal Pumpkin Project
You may have seen posts for the Teal Pumpkin Project popping up on social media recently. Or, maybe you saw teal pumpkins on your neighbors’ front porches and assumed teal was the new orange this Halloween season.
Households participating in the Teal Pumpkin Project painted a pumpkin teal and sat it on their porch on Halloween letting kids with food allergies and their parents know that they had non-food treats available. We found that some houses opted to go completely non-food with pull back cars, stickers, glow sticks, and other neat treats, while some houses gave trick-or-treaters the option of candy or a non-food item.
There was a surprisingly large amount of houses this year who participated in the project. As it got closure to Halloween, more and more teal pumpkins were showing up. It was like an echoing of support from the neighborhood even though most of them are strangers and had no idea my child had food allergies.
So, here is a huge shout-out to anyone who participated in the Teal Pumpkin Project and made Halloween a lot more enjoyable for kids with food allergies (and their parents’) this year!
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