Here's how you can help make Halloween allergy-free and inclusive for all trick-or-treaters through the Teal Pumpkin Project®.
An Allergy-Free Halloween
Creepy crawlies and ghouls galore!
It’s almost All Hallows’ Eve and while little vampires and zombies are gearing up to canvas your neighborhood streets, amongst princesses, robots, and an infinite amount of tv and movie characters, a very real and serious threat looms over children with food allergies.
Popular candies given out on Halloween are often either made with common allergens like dairy, eggs, and nuts, or are produced in facilities that process products with those allergens, exposing them to the risk of cross-contamination. This factor makes it both difficult and dangerous for kids with food allergies to relish in the pure enjoyment and sweet rewards of trick-or-treating.
FARE’s Teal Pumpkin Project® pushes for allergy-safe and inclusive treats to give out on October 31st. By placing a teal pumpkin in front of your house and providing non-food related goodies to your trick-or-treaters, you can spread awareness for food allergies, while also showing that your house is ready-to-go with allergy-free Halloween treats.
Looking for Candy Alternatives?
Here are some bewitchingly fun ideas for non-edible treats:
- Stickers: Never not fun (unless you’re the one trying to remove them from your wall, window, or the antique chair passed down from your grandmother)
- Small Toys: What kid doesn’t love toys?
- Rubber Balls: A timeless classic, and a favorite of our furry friends
- Pencils & Shaped Erasers: Fun to receive & actually useful
- Plastic Novelty Fangs: Yes, please!
- Spider rings: A solid, Halloween staple
- Glow Sticks: Glow sticks
A Spellbindingly Healthy & Allergy-Friendly Treat
For those who wish to be allergy-friendly but still want to give out something tasty and sweet, That’s it. Minis are a great, top 8 allergen free, Halloween candy alternative! 100% natural and made with real, whole fruit, our Minisare the perfectly healthy, perfectly kid-sized, allergy-safe, option for the masked little faces that will soon be knocking at your door.
Fun childhood traditions like trick-or-treating should not be burdened by the fear and danger of severe allergic reactions or anaphylaxis. So, start painting those pumpkins teal!
You can read more about FARE, the Teal Pumpkin Project®, and how you can take part in an allergy-free Halloween, here: https://www.foodallergy.org/education-awareness/teal-pumpkin-project/faqs
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