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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
  • Bubbles
  • Halloween erasers or pencil toppers
  • Mini Slinkies
  • Whistles, kazoos, or noisemakers
  • Bouncy balls
  • Finger puppets or novelty toys
  • Coins
  • Spider rings
  • Vampire fangs
  • Mini notepads
  • Playing cards
  • Bookmarks
  • Stickers
  • Stencils

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:

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.

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