The Teal Pumpkin Project was created by the Food Allergy Research & Education in the U.S. and helps to create awareness for food allergies during Halloween. If you have a teal pumpkin outside your house that means you offer non-food treats for trick-or-treaters.
To help parents who have children with allergies, Energeticcity.ca has launched a map to showcase the homes participating in the teal pumpkin project. The map can be found below or at energeticcity-beta.mystagingwebsite.com/halloweenmap.
Residents that will be offering non-food treats are encouraged to input their address into the map.
How can you participate?
Halloween can be a challenging time for children with food allergies and they need our support. Here are some fun ways you can take part:
- Paint your pumpkin teal and display it outside your home.
- Provide non-food treats for trick-or-treaters (stickers, glow sticks, playing cards etc.)
- Tell your families and friends and ask them to join the campaign.
- Host an allergy-friendly Halloween party and paint pumpkins with friends.