Teal Pumpkin = Food Allergy-Friendly Home

Head's up when it comes to handing out candy tonight Halloween.

If you see a teal pumpkin on display outside a home tonight it's for a very special reason. Turns out that this is a sign that means the home is food allergy-friendly. Instead of candy kids will get non-food items like stickers, glow sticks and pens.

The teal pumpkin trend is still pretty new in South Florida but it all started with a food allergy mom in Tennessee. She created the Pumpkin Project in 2012 as a grassroots effort. From there, the Food Allergy Research and Education (FARE) took it nationally in 2014 in efforts to raise awareness of food allergies and create a safer, more even Halloween for all trick-or-treaters.

Let's spread the word and make sure that we have something ready for every kid knocking on the door this Halloween. Share it on your social as well use #tealpumpkinproject! Check out more info here.

 

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