For children with food allergies, Halloween is not so sweet of a holiday. For those little ghosts and goblins who can’t eat dairy or nuts, getting a Snickers bar while trick-or-treating isn’t good news. To help make trick-or-treating more enjoyable for everyone, the Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) is continuing its Teal Pumpkins campaign this year.
For those who want to offer non-food alternative to M&Ms and Hershey’s bars this Halloween, paint and place a teal pumpkin near your door. That’s a signal to kids and their parents that you have something other than chocolate to offer like cool pencils, bubbles, spider rings and other fun stuff. Teal, by the way? Merriam-Webster defines it loosely as “a dark greenish-blue color.” It’s not orange, is the point.