While you are out trick-or-treating with your little ones this year, you may notice that some homes have teal coloured pumpkins on display.
Third year we are participating in the #tealpumpkinproject for those with food allergies. Having two kids with food allergies, Halloween isn't always the best when it comes time to go through the loot and get rid of more than half because it's not safe for you to eat #peanutallergy #foodallergy #foodallergies #treenutallergy #nutfree #halloween
These painted pumpkins are a way to signal that a home offers non-food treats to children on Halloween.
This means that kids with food allergies, diabetes and other medical issues can still enjoy this spooky and spectacular time of year.
The teal pumpkin project started in America in 2014, but has since made it's way across the pond.
Instead of giving out sweets and chocolate, people are opting for small little Halloween trinkets like bubbles and stationary.
This year, I'm teaching my daughter about empathy and community awareness by participating in the #tealpumpkinproject. We will have non candy goodies to hand out (along with regular candy!) to allow kids with food allergies to participate in trick-or-treating. More information : https://www.foodallergy.org/teal-pumpkin-project#.WBEtoOlMHqA
We really love this idea!
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