I have a book coming out tomorrow. This has me in a very spazzy mood. It is a little like when I had my little girl, but not nearly as uncomfortable. However, we’re not going to talk about that today. I know, shocking. Instead today I want to highlight the Teal Pumpkin Program.
What, you may ask, is the Teal Pumpkin Program? It’s a program which was started in 2014 by the national organization for Food Allergies Research and Education (FARE). The program is pretty simple and aimed at making a happier Halloween for children with allergies. If you want to participate you simply paint a pumpkin bright teal, or post a teal pumpkin print out by your doorbell. Then have non-food treats which are an option for treak-or-treaters. This way parents who are working with a child who has food allergies can know which houses to visit for a guaranteed treat! As I’ve seen the struggles of people in my own family and friends to find options for their children I’ve become a big supporter of the teal pumpkin.
You can be sure to find one on my porch!
For downloadble print outs and to take the Teal Pumpkin Pledge visit the FARE Teal Pumpkin Project Website!