Kids with allergies can safely trick-or-treat thanks to Teal Pumpkin Project.
This Halloween brings a novelty among trick-or-treaters and parents. The novelty consists of peculiarly colored pumpkins.
The teal pumpkins which will show up on doorsteps and in other places during this holiday are meant to increase awareness concerning food allergies and are part of a national campaign launched by Food Allergy Research & Education organization.
According to this organization’s website, 1 out of 13 American kids aged less than 18 is affected by food allergies.
Food Allergy Research & Education organization planned the Teal Pumpkin Project in 2014 in order to make people more conscious of the food allergies and to offer children a secure environment to trick-or-treat.
Those who are going to take part in this campaign will place teal pumpkins on their doorsteps or will use signs posted on their windows in order to let trick-or-treaters know they offer treats other than food, such as glow sticks and impermanent tattoos.
John Plageman from Green Bay is one of the participants taking part in this campaign. His daughter has allergies to several ingredients that are essential parts of the food which is offered during Halloween. The man stated that from his point of view, this campaign is about making children’s trick-or-treat experience normal.
Veronica LaFemina, Food Allergy Research & Education’s vice president, declared that the purpose of this organization is not fun or candies, but a safe way for those suffering from allergies to have a normal holiday, just like all the others.
“It is certainly possible for people participating in the project to provide food treats as well, but it is urged the treats are stored in separate, labeled containers to avoid cross contamination,” LeFemina declared.
Those who want to be part of this project are urged to register their home. This could be made using the Teal Pumpkin Project Map, which shows the addresses of all those who enrolled in this campaign.
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