Not-So-Scary Halloween Trick-or-Treating for Children with Food Allergies
The Teal Pumpkin Project™ is designed to make Halloween safe (and fun) for food allergic children. Rather than hand out candy, provide non-food items!
Potential items that are available at most dollar stores or party supply stores include:
- Glow sticks, bracelets, or necklaces
- Pencils, pens, crayons or markers
- Halloween erasers or pencil toppers
- Mini Slinkies
- Whistles, kazoos, or noisemakers
- Bouncy balls
- Finger puppets or novelty toys
- Spider rings
- Vampire fangs
- Mini notepads
- Playing cards
Launched as a national campaign by Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE), the Teal Pumpkin Project™ raises awareness of food allergies and promotes inclusion of all trick-or-treaters during the Halloween season.
Halloween can be spooky without being scary!
For more information on the Teal Pumpkin Project and how to participate, go to: http://www.foodallergy.org/teal-pumpkin-project#.VjQd_LfnvIU
At Family Allergy & Asthma Care of Montana, we support efforts to keep food allergic patients safe and included in trick-or-treat activities.
This information is solely for informational purposes and not intended as a substitute for consultation with a medical professional.