What’s the Deal with Teal?


Thanks to one of our Branch partners, UrgiKids,  for bringing this great iniative to our attention:

Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) is making it easier for families managing food allergies to still have a very happy Halloween.  According to the organization’s website, the Teal Pumpkin Project is a worldwide movement that offers an alternative for kids with food allergies, as well as other children whom candy is not an option, to still have a fun and positive Halloween experience.

Here’s how you can participate:

  • Provide non-food treats for trick-or-treaters
  • Place a teal pumpkin in front of your home to indicate to passersby that you have non-food treats available
  • Add your home to the Teal Pumpkin Project map
  • Spread the word! Share the Teal Pumpkin Project with your friends and family


You can still offer regular candy, just be sure to keep food treats in a separate bowl.  The website offers some great ideas for non-food treats–such as glow sticks, crayons, and bouncy balls—and has lots of free resources you can use to help spread the word. Check out the site here.

Will you be participating in the Teal Pumpkin Project this year?  Let us know!

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