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8 Allergy-Friendly Halloween Goodies for Teal Pumpkin Trick-or-Treat - Shopping

8 Allergy-Friendly Halloween Goodies for Teal Pumpkin Trick-or-Treat - Shopping
From The Kitchn - October 13, 2017

If you have a food allergy, Halloween is a great holiday to make you feel left out. For example: The house on the corner is giving out king-sized Snickers bars? Coolbut I am super allergic to peanuts!

Fortunately we have the Teal Pumpkin Project, which encourages people to provide trick-or-treaters non-edible goodies in dedicated teal pumpkins. Want to be a neighborhood hero this Halloween? We tapped Nancy Gregory, senior director of communications at FARE, for her tips on the most fun and affordable goodies to give out to kids with allergies.

What Is the Teal Pumpkin Project?

Launched by FARE (Food Allergy Research & Education) in 2014 after being inspired by Becky Basalone (a mom who started the Teal Pumpkin Project in her own community), the initiative has since spread through all 50 states and 12 countries.

"It's really easy to get involved with the Teal Pumpkin Project," Gregory says. "You can either paint a pumpkin teal, buy a teal pumpkin at a retail chain that carries officially licensed merchandise, or just print out a free sign that announces your home is participating" (download the sign here).

Then, simply load up your teal pumpkin with non-edible treats to give out to kids with food allergies or other dietary restrictions.

Read more: What Is the Teal Pumpkin Project?

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What Non-Edible Treats Should I Put in my Teal Pumpkin?

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