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When it comes to food allergies in children, Halloween can be a scary and dangerous time. Since trick-or-treaters are often treated with candies that are not typically safe for those with food allergies, it may be hard for those kids to participate. Luckily, the Teal Pumpkin Project exists.
The Teal Pumpkin Project encourages food allergy awareness while making all children feel included during the Halloween season. Teal is the color of food allergy awareness and by leaving a Teal Pumpkin out or posting a sign, you are informing others that you support those with food allergies and have non-food treats available.
Some great non-food treats include glow bracelets or sticks, stickers, temporary tattoos, noise makers or even bouncy balls.
Another option for children with allergies is wearing a sticker that reads “non-food items only” to eliminate the need for an explanation at each stop. Or, instead of refusing the candy, you can take it in a separate bag and find a Halloween Candy BuyBack program near you.
If this is the first time you are hearing about the Teal Pumpkin Project, there’s still plenty of time for you to participate this Halloween. You can find more information and free resources online at the Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) website.
Visit the Brick Your Neighborhood Deli for a delicious breakfast or lunch. If you have any food allergies, please let us know so we can accommodate your needs. We are open weekdays 7:00am-4:00pm and Saturdays 8:00am-4:30pm. Stop by, call ahead, or order online. And we are now offering delivery via DoorDash and UberEATS!