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Take the Teal Pumpkin Project Pledge for a Safer Halloween

Friday, October 28, 2016 11:05
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Halloween can be a fun, but scary time for obvious reasons. Complete with frightening costumes, haunted houses, and loads of tricks and treats, this holiday is not void of celebrations or festivities. While many parents worry if their child will receive a trick instead of a treat, other parents are struck with another concern. They are wondering how to allow their child who has food allergies to participate in the festivities while keeping them safe. Last year, Food Allergy and Research Education (FARE) launched the Teal Pumpkin Project to make Halloween a safe and happy occasion for all kids.

The concept behind the project is for participants to place a pumpkin they have painted the color teal outside of their residence. This serves as an indicator to parents that the home has non-edible treats available as an alternative. Partakers who do not have the time or the means to paint a pumpkin  … Click HERE to continue reading

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