You may have noticed the food allergy community celebrated Halloween 2016 with an explosion of teal pumpkins. It was pretty awesome. Our Teal Pumpkin Project® campaign, which helps create a happier and safer Halloween for all, was widely embraced across the country this year. Hundreds of media outlets, including CNN, TODAY, Mashable and Martha Stewart,… Continue reading Cheers to The Biggest and Best Teal Pumpkin Project Ever
Tomorrow is the big day- the day we show communities all over the world through our teal pumpkins, signs, posters and flyers that we won’t let food allergies get in the way of allowing all children to enjoy the traditions of Halloween! We’ve had a blast reading all of your stories and seeing your photos… Continue reading Going Above and Beyond for the Teal Pumpkin Project®
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
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?
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