Teal Pumpkin Project recognizes children with allergies

Teal Pumpkins: Trick-or-treating safety for kids with severe food allergies

Teal Pumpkins: Trick-or-treating safety for kids with severe food allergies

In response, FARE launched a campaign three years ago that lets homeowners easily signal the trick-or-treaters with food allergies, telling them it's safe to visit.

Non-food treatsThrough her work with the organization, she is a major proponent of the Teal Pumpkin Project, which, according to the FARE website, "encourages people to raise awareness of food allergies", while promoting "inclusions of all trick-or-treaters throughout the Halloween season" by providing non-food treats and placing a teal pumpkin outside your home. The pumpkin symbolized that homeowners have non-food goodies for kids with any kind of food allergy.

For Westlake, Ohio, mom Vikki Meldrum, the Teal Pumpkin Project has already provided an unforgettable experience for her and her 4-year-old daughter Lyla.

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Like most kids, Elijah Norris has his costume picked out for Halloween, but unlike most kids, he won't be trick-or-treating for candy. Saturday, locals went to Lynn Haven United Methodist Church's pumpkin patch for the 4th Annual Teal Pumpkin Paint Party.

"When you walk up to a house that has a teal pumpkin, it's like knowing that, that person gets it". Food Allergy Research & Education's first Facebook post about the Teal Pumpkin Project past year, reached 2.7 million people in less than 72 hours, the organization reported.

Being part of the Teal Pumpkin Project is simple.

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Teal is the color that represents food allergy awareness and Kramer said the project makes it easy for every child to enjoy and participate in the holiday fun.

There is also a map available for parents to check out where other households are participating in the city.

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