Teal Pumpkin Project

10 Feel-Good Reasons to Participate in the Teal Pumpkin Project™

Thousands of households across the country – and around the world – are participating in the Teal Pumpkin Project™ this Halloween. Here’s a short list of reasons to join this international movement to create a safer, happier Halloween. You can get involved at tealpumpkinproject.org!

1. You stand with the 6 million children who have food allergies

Halloween can be a tricky time – quite literally – for families managing this disease because many traditional Halloween treats aren’t safe for children with life-threatening food allergies. The Teal Pumpkin Project™ is designed to promote safety, inclusion and respect of individuals managing food allergies.


A photo posted by Jacksonian (@sonnycochran) on Oct 31, 2014 at 5:53pm PDT

2. It’s fun!

Spotting a teal pumpkin at a neighbor’s house is a thrill for kids and their parents. The Teal Pumpkin Project™ is a way to connect with families in your community in a whole new way!

3. It’s something different

Do you give out the same treats and carve the same orange jack-o-lantern year after year? Try something new! It’s a simple way you can help children have a great day.

4. Halloween candy isn’t an option for lots of kids

5. Kids love non-food treats

Have you met a kid who doesn’t love glow sticks, bubbles and stickers? We didn’t think so.

6. You can express your creativity

Use your imagination to come up with a unique design for your pumpkin or a non-food treat option that will make your trick-or-treaters shriek with delight.

7. It’s a conversation starter

Displaying a teal pumpkin in front of your house is a great way to spark conversation and help educate others about food allergies and the benefits of providing non-food treats.

Here’s to a Halloween safe for all children!

A photo posted by Abby Sweeney (@abby.sweeney) on Oct 31, 2014 at 4:45pm PDT

8. You’re supporting a great cause

Supporting the Teal Pumpkin Project™ means supporting Food Allergy Research & Education, also known as FARE. As the leading nonprofit organization working on behalf of the 15 million Americans with food allergies, FARE’s mission is to improve the quality of life and the health of individuals with food allergies, and to provide them hope through the promise of new treatments.

9. Because all kids deserve a safe, happy Halloween

What better reason to participate in the Teal Pumpkin Project™ than ensuring every trick-or-treater who comes to your door leaves with a smile? You can help make sure all trick-or-treaters are included in the fun on Halloween.

Merritt and his peers will be known as Generation A. The unfortunate reality is that food allergies are becoming more and more common. @foodallergy has brilliantly come up with the #tealpumpkinproject. By placing a teal painted pumpkin outside of your home you’re pledging to offer some non-food related items for trick-or-treaters with special diets. This #allergymom is feeling more optimistic about the “real world” because of the people behind organizations like this! It is wonderful to know there is open minded kindness out there. This was the sacrificial styrofoam pumpkin to paint after I found many teeth marks and two big bites missing from the back…. Remnants of another butternut squash pop for breakfast around that big toothy grin. #foodallergies #allergyawareness #TealTakeover A photo posted by Katherine Boggs (@katherineannboggs) on Sep 24, 2015 at 7:06am PDT

10. It’s easy!

FARE has a number of free downloads available at tealpumpkinproject.org like flyers, signs and pumpkin stencils. You can also purchase a premium 11″x17″ poster and an official Teal Pumpkin Project™ Trick-Or-Treat Goodie Bag at FARE’s online store.

Our teal pumpkin is ready for Halloween! #tealpumpkinproject #foodallergies #Foodallergymomma #fare @benmartin79

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3 thoughts on “10 Feel-Good Reasons to Participate in the Teal Pumpkin Project™

  1. 11. If you hit up post Halloween/Christmas/Easter sales and clearanced party favors throughout the year, your treats will be SO much cheaper than giving out candy.

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