make it Monday for food allergies
This post is dedicated to my son, D-Man. He has food allergies and our family is part of the food allergy community. When he was diagnosed with his multiple food allergies we felt that he may never be able to trick or treat. BOY WERE WE WRONG! Thanks to the folks at FARE (Food Allergy Research and Education) who started an initiative in 2014.
The initiative is the Teal Pumpkin Project. In brief it is to provide non-food items to individuals trick or treating and spread awareness of the initiative. It is super simple to be a participant in the initiative if you are so inclined.
- Provide non-food treats for trick or treat-ers (check out my Pinterest board for ideas)
- Place a teal pumpkin in front of your home to indicate you have non-food treats available.
- In addition, you can display a sign to explain the Teal Pumpkin Project to help spread awareness and increase participation. (FARE has a bunch of free printable options on their website)