This week is your family’s last chance to prepare for a Teal Pumpkin Project® Halloween, but don’t worry— we have all the information you need for last-minute preparation right here! If you’re not already familiar, FARE’s Teal Pumpkin Project encourages families to provide non-food treats for trick-or-treaters to help ensure that kids with food allergies,… Continue reading Your Halloween Night Plan for Welcoming Teal Pumpkin Trick-or-Treaters
Halloween is just days away, but are you and your child with food allergies prepared? Choosing costumes, decorating front yards with ghosts and goblins, anxiously awaiting buckets full of candy— this is what millions of children yearn for each October. For families living with food allergies, though, Halloween must be approached with extra vigilance and… Continue reading Prep your Kids for Teal Pumpkin Trick-or-Treating
In 2014, researchers reported that in comparison to untreated mice, newborn mice treated with antibiotics produced higher levels of allergen-specific IgE and IgG1 antibodies when sensitized with peanut allergen. Now a new study published in Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology (Aug. 2016) has linked antibiotic use during infancy with increased odds of developing food allergy… Continue reading New Study: Antibiotics in Early Life Linked to Greater Likelihood of Food Allergy
By Sara Jane Kaminski It’s the week before Halloween, and in addition to being up to our elbows in pumpkin guts, we are now also covered in teal paint. “Painting and making a giant mess” are what my daughter, Cora, says she likes best about the Teal Pumpkin Project, but I’m pretty sure my six-year-old is also… Continue reading How One Life-Changing Moment Brought the Teal Pumpkin Project to my Neighborhood
Finding other homes supporting the Teal Pumpkin Project® is simple. Visit FARE’s crowd-sourced Teal Pumpkin Project Fever Map. Thousands of homes have added a pin to the map to show their neighbors that they will have non-food treats on hand for kids on Halloween. Be sure to add your home to the map before October 31st… Continue reading Which of your neighbors will have teal pumpkins?
By Daytona Hodson My name is Daytona Hodson and I’m 14 years old. My food allergy is to peanuts. I went to the Tenth Anniversary FARE Teen Summit last year and I had a blast. This is my story of my trip to Teen Summit. Teen Summit is an event for… Continue reading What FARE Teen Summit Means to Me
Offering treats on Halloween that aren’t candy or food promotes inclusion for trick-or-treaters with food allergies or other conditions. It’s a simple act that means so much. Here are 25 ideas for food-free treats: Glow sticks, bracelets, or necklaces Pencils, pens, crayons or markers Bubbles Halloween erasers or pencil toppers Whistles, kazoos, or noisemakers Bouncy balls Finger… Continue reading 25 Non-food Treats Kids Like Just as Much as Candy