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Teal Pumpkin Project

PrintThe Teal Pumpkin Project – Making Halloween Safer

Food allergies are a problem for up to 15 million Americans and affects 1 in 13 children (or up to 2 children in each classroom). In order to allow these kids to enjoy trick-or-treating on Halloween, Food Allergy Research and Education (FARE) has designed The Teal Pumpkin Project. This project hopes to raise awareness and provide a safe alternative for kids with food allergies to participate in Halloween.

In order to participate, Take the Pledge on FARE’s website, paint your pumpkin teal, and provide treats that are non-food based. FARE also has downloadable signs to place in your window or yard to designate your house as safe for kids with food allergies.

Non-food item examples include: glow sticks, pencils, pens, crayons or markers, bubbles, stickers, and others listed on their website. Also a list of non-food items that may contain allergens are listed.

For more information, visit The Teal Pumpkin Project section of FARE’s website.

Reference: Food Allergy Research and Education. (2015). The Teal Pumpkin Project. Retrieved from:

“The TEAL PUMPKIN PROJECT and the Teal Pumpkin Image are trademarks of Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE).”