The Teal Pumpkin Project is here! FARE (Food Allergy Research and Education) puts this campaign on every Halloween, and we absolutely love it. Here is a quick excerpt from their website that explains the project:
"Putting a teal pumpkin on your doorstep means you have non-food treats available, such as glow sticks or small toys. This simple act promotes inclusion for trick-or-treaters with food allergies or other conditions.
- Provide non-food treats for trick-or-treaters
- Place a teal pumpkin in front of your home to indicate to passersby that you have non-food treats available
- Spread the word! Share the Teal Pumpkin Project with your friends and family"
We encourage all of our readers to participate. Our 5 Seed Butter single serve packets are also a great allergy friendly treat for kids during Halloween. This simple act can go a long way toward improving Halloween for children with food allergies!
In other food allergy news, a University of Buffalo student was repeatedly given foods containing allergens after requesting foods free from peanuts and tree nuts during a quarantine from Covid-19. Dave Bloom of Snack Safely reported on this last week, and this week he organized donations for the student from food companies including some 5 Seed Butter from Beyond the Equator.
Here is a link to the project: Teal Pumpkin Project
See the whole story of the student from the University of Buffalo here: Snack Safely