Forget about orange and black this Halloween – teal is the hottest color this October 31st!  People all around the world are now actively participating in the Teal Pumpkin Project, which was started by the Food Allergy Research and Education organization. This initiative was created to help all children enjoy and celebrate Halloween. After all, trick-or-treating is now a fun pastime for kids of all ages, but approximately one out of every 13 kids suffer from some type of food allergy. With the Teal Pumpkin Project, this spooky holiday is much safer for them and makes it much easier for parents to let them participate.

Joining in with the Teal Pumpkin Project

If you wish to join in with the Teal Pumpkin Project, it is actually quite easy. The first step is to purchase non-food treats to give out to your dressed-up visitors on October 31st. Some things to consider offering include stickers, bookmarks, pencils, whistles and other small items that will easily fit in a candy bag. Once you have your non-food treats, you paint a pumpkin teal and put it outside. This lets families know that your home is safe for children who have a food allergy.

The Popularity of the Teal Pumpkin Project

Since the Teal Pumpkin Project started, the movement has spread to more than 14 countries according to the official website. Also, it doesn’t mean that you can’t give out any candy at all. Any one participating in the Teal Pumpkin Project who also want to give out candy just make sure to place these treats in a separate container.

This Halloween Help Everyone Have a “Spook-tacular” Time

There is no question that this movement has been beneficial for a number of parents who have children with food allergies. After all, no one wants  to tell their child they can’t join in with an activity that is supposed to be fun. When you participate in the Teal Pumpkin Project you will be helping make sure that every child – regardless of what they may be allergic to – have fun and enjoy this holiday.  Want to learn more about his amazing project?  Visit the official Teal Pumpkin Project Facebook Page.

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http://www.khq.com/story/26783509/what-do-teal-pumpkins-mean-on-halloween