Yes sometimes i do get goofy as i did with my healthy coco loco brain juice. Food allergy research and education or fare began promoting the idea in 2014 and since then it has.
Place a teal pumpkin or a teal pumpkin project sign outside your house to let others know that you are providing non food treats this halloween.
How to show that a house has non food treats on halloween. There are so many reasons that non food treats are better for kids. Halloween falls into that category but as we discovered non food treats to hand out it became even easier. Since teal is the color of food allergy awareness becky basalone the director of a local food allergy support group decided she would paint a pumpkin teal to indicate that she had non food treats available for anyone who had a food allergy.
If you do opt to give out toys instead of candy this halloween consider putting a teal pumpkin on your doorstep to show you have non candy treats available. To come up with my list of unique and inexpensive things to hand out to trick or treaters i did this. Following is my list of inexpensive non food halloween gifts for kids.
You can do that by painting your pumpkin teal or you can display a special sign in your window with a teal pumpkin. Teal pumpkins on display indicate that a house has non food treats such as glow sticks or eyeball bouncy balls for trick or treaters. Started over 20 years ago by the food allergy community of east tennessee the teal pumpkin project has become a worldwide event raising awareness about food related medical conditions.
To be considered to be a food allergy safe home you need to have treats available that are 100 free of any food allergies. But my halloween heart goes out for the ghoulish insect treats the scary looking brain dips and gross main course which looks like the texas chainsaw massacre in the making. Eat healthy 80 or more of the time and allow unhealthy treats on occasion.
You can even buy signs online that say trick or trinket. Advice from my nieces my professional halloween consultants. Though you may not be able to lay out a pinterest worthy spread for your online halloween party the guests can still decorate creepy cookies live on camera.
As a symbol of inclusivity it s certainly eye catching. I asked my nieces and nephews what they liked receiving the most in their trick or treat bags each halloween. Treats are often the highlight of a halloween bash especially the adorable kooky character themed snacks that fill the buffet tables at kids parties.
Yes if you see a teal pumpkin on someone s porch this halloween you ll know that it s a safe house to trick or treat at for kids with food allergies. We typically follow the 80 20 rule when it comes to stuff like this. I love halloween especially if the costumes decor and the food look realistically scary.
I m sure there are some food treats out there but to play it safe i recommend going with non food treats. And it also signals that a particular house has plenty of non food treats on offer for those poor kids who can t eat certain.