Blogger Megan Lavin tells us about the teal pumpkin project. Chocolate is frightening if you're allergic to milk, and a candy bar with nuts can be deadly. With eggs, soy and wheat also common allergies in kids, according to the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, finding treats without tricks can be a challenge on Halloween night. That's why the Food Allergy Research & Education organization wants Halloween lovers to go teal in October. Their Teal Pumpkin Project encourages people to place a teal-painted pumpkin outside their door if they're offering non-foods treats, such as small toys, stickers and crayons. A flyer can also be printed from the website.
The idea took off online last year, the first time it was promoted nationally. Food Allergy Research & Education's first Facebook post about the Teal Pumpkin Project last year, reached 2.7 million people in less than 72 hours, the organization reported.
For tips and treat ideas, check out Megan's blog here.