This Halloween you may spot teal pumpkins along your Trick or Treating route. So what is the deal with the teal?
Well it's all about the Teal Pumpkin Project started by the Food Allergy Research and Education Foundation. The project goal is to raise awareness and give children with allergies a fun and safe Halloween experience. As a parent of a child with a severe nut allergy, this is such a great alternative. Usually when my daughter goes trick or treating she comes homes and cannot eat about 1/4 of her loot..
The idea is simple. Offer non-food treats instead of candy for those with allergies or those who can't have candy. (I am looking at you braces wearers!)
The FARE has a great list of non-food treat ideas that will cost you about as much as candy would.