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
The Teal Pumpkin Project® helps create a happier and safer Halloween for all children. In 2016, this national awareness campaign is bigger than ever – which wouldn’t be possible without the help of our proud supporters! As you’ve shopped around retail stores like Target and Party City this season, you might have noticed ready-to-buy Teal… Continue reading Meet FARE’s 2016 Teal Pumpkin Project Supporters
Do you have the best teal pumpkin on your block? Is it wacky, sparkly, creative, artistic, or just plain gigantic? Don’t keep your awesome teal pumpkin a secret. FARE ambassador and National Captain of Team Teal Pumpkin Auggie Maturo (“Girl Meets World”) wants you to share your teal pumpkin with the world. Enter our contest… Continue reading Enter to Win the #TealPumpkinContest
FARE recently honored two youngsters at the center of an important anti-discrimination complaint to protect the rights of individuals with food allergy. Mason Wicks-Lim and Sam Picone-Louro received the FARE Young Advocate Award during a presentation at the Boston Children’s Hospital Food Allergy Symposium, held Sept. 24, 2016 in Danvers, Mass. Prior to the award… Continue reading It’s Really Important to Speak Up