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Raise Awareness to Promote an Allergy-Friendly TEALOWEEN


Teal is the color of food allergy awareness and teal pumpkins have become the symbol of food allergy awareness at Halloween. When you see a teal pumpkin, it means non-food treats are available for kids with food allergies or other dietary restrictions.

Kids With Food Allergies has tips to help you have a safer and more inclusive TEALOWEEN.

1. Raise awareness about food allergies and being inclusive.

Change your social media profile picture to show others you support a safer, more inclusive celebration for all children.


Order a TEALOWEEN kit that includes a drawstring bag that can be used for trick-or-treating. Our kit also includes a “Teal Zone” poster, a coloring page, pumpkin carving template and stickers. Plus, you get a PDF so you can print more. It also comes with 10 silicone awareness bracelet to wear and share. Your purchase helps us continue our mission to improve the quality of life for those affected by asthma, allergies and food allergies. Order by October 16 to make sure yours arrives in time for Halloween!

2. Show others you have non-food treats available.

Placing a teal pumpkin by your door will let others know you have non-food treats available.


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3. Have non-food treats available.

Use our handy list for fun treat ideas. By offering non-food treats, you will help keep all kids safe and included in Halloween celebrations.


Follow our community’s blog for more ways to #KeepItTeal this TEALOWEEN to keep kids with food allergies safe and included.


Updated September 2019


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Kids With Food Allergies (KFA) is a division of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA). AAFA is the largest and oldest nonprofit patient organization dedicated to asthma and allergies. KFA educates families and communities with practical food allergy management strategies to save lives and improve the quality of life for children and their families. Our online community includes public blogs. To post a comment, you will need to register or sign in. Registered members have access to additional specialized support forums for food allergies. Registration is free!

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We officially moved into the country but our home town has a spooktacular festival the week before Halloween. I would really like to bring this tradition to my community. I think I am going to put a letter to the community in our local paper about the teal pumpkin project and then see if I can get donations for local businesses to do teal pumpkins during the festival so that people will also see it there and raise some awareness before Halloween. I am pretty late in doing this. hopefully it works out. Thankyou for all the helpful information and printouts! Can I use them for my add? Wish me luck hopefully we can have a fun and safe trick or treating!

Welcome, Eidelmanr! You can order the KFA Tealoween Kit and get it in time for this year's Halloween if you order by Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2019, by 4:30 p.m. ET. You can still order after this time but you may not receive in time for Halloween due to demand.

And don't forget to check out KFA's 2019 Allergy-Friendly Halloween Candy Guide!


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This is great.  I get a few hundred kids every Halloween, my neighborhood is a madhouse!  I will definitely be participating in Teal-O-Ween this year. Thanks for these ideas for non-food items to handout and accompanying resources so more kids can feel included in Trick or Treating.  

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Phone: 1-800-7-ASTHMA (1.800.727.8462)
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