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Raise Awareness to Promote an Food 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 people you support a safer, more inclusive celebration for all children. Right-click one of the images below, save it, and the upload it to your social media profile.

Happy Tealoween pumpkin profile pictureKFA Tealoween pumpkin profile picture

Download our free Tealoween Kit. It includes a “Teal Zone” poster, a coloring page, cutouts for decorating your teal pumpkins, a list of non-food treat ideas, and a sticker template.

Tealoween Kit for a Food Allergy Friendly Halloween


2. Show trick-or-treaters that you have non-food treats available.

Place a teal pumpkin by your door so people know you have non-food treats available.

Teal pumpkin for a food allergy friendly Halloween

  • Print the “Teal Zone” sign from the Tealoween Kit to display at your home.
  • Paint a real pumpkin or buy a teal pumpkin from a craft store.
  • Glue our Tealoween cutouts on the pumpkin.


This is a Teal Zone poster for a safe and healthy Halloween


3. Have non-food treats available.

Use our handy list of non-food treats in the Tealoween kit to shop for fun goodies. By offering non-food treats, you will help keep all kids safe and included in Halloween celebrations.

Trick or Treating Checklist for food allergies

Non-food treat ideas for Halloween


Updated October 2021

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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!

Cynthia

DD - 18 corn and apple, peanut, oat and soy 

Me - Avoiding celery in processed foods after RXN to celery

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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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