Today we will be covering a topic that is rather serious and fun at the same time. We will be talking about the Teal Pumpkin Project! I just found out about this project and feel the need to spread awareness of it.
Teal Project Raises awareness of food allergies and promotes the inclusion of all trick-or-treaters throughout the Halloween season.
Why is this important?
Halloween can be a tricky time for families managing food allergies. Many traditional Halloween treats aren’t safe for children with life-threatening food allergies. The Teal Pumpkin Project promotes safety, inclusion and respect of individuals managing food allergies. This worldwide movement offers an alternative for kids with food allergies, as well as other children for whom candy is not an option. It keeps Halloween a fun, positive experience for all!
What do I do if I want to participate?
Participating is simple. Pick up some inexpensive toys, and place a teal pumpkin and/or a free printable sign from FARE outside your home to show that you have non-food treats to hand out.
Print off your sign at this link
Or you can make your own sign that states;
•Non-Food Treats Available Here
•We Have Candy and Non-Food Treats
•Toys and Treasures Found Here
•You Pick: Candy or Prize
•Plain Teal Pumpkin
Here are some Prizes that are available at dollar stores, party supply stores, or online shops, these low-cost items can be purchased and handed out to all trick-or-treaters, or made available in a separate bowl from candy if you choose to hand out both options.
•Glow sticks, bracelets, or necklaces
•Pencils, pens, crayons or markers
•Halloween erasers or pencil toppers
•Whistles, kazoos, or noisemakers
•Finger puppets or novelty toys
If you still want to give out Candy, here are some Safe kinds that you can hand out. These were taken from the Safe food list written by the Allergy Association.
•Andes Mints – All varieties
•Dum Dum Pops
•Good & Plenty
•Lifesavers Hard Candies
•Lifesavers Gummies Collisions
•Jolly Rancher Hard Candy
•Jolly Rancher Doubles
•Skittles – All varieties
•Sour Patch Kids
•Sour Punch Straws – Apple, Strawberry
•Starburst Fruit Chews – All varieties
•Starburst GummiBursts –All varieties
•Starburst JellyBeans – All varieties
•Twizzlers – All wrapped varieties
•Whoppers – Originals only
Here are some videos that will give you some great ideas on Non-Candy items to give out for the Teal Pumpkin Project.
Dollar Store Crafts: Non-Food Halloween Treat Haul for #TealPumpkinProject
Non-Candy Goody Ideas for Trick-or-Treaters!
14 NON-CANDY Trick-or-Treating Ideas for Halloween
No Candy Trick or Treat Ideas! | Kimmy from Millennial Moms
Teal Pumpkin Project
I hope that this Post has brought awareness to the Food Allergy issues that people have. I encourage you to Participate in this Program and to ask your friends and Family to join in as well. If you liked this post, please share!