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

How you can #KeepItTeal

Follow these steps to get involved and spread food allergy awareness this Halloween.

1. Display a Teal Pumpkin

Placing a teal pumpkin by your door will let others know that you have non-food treats available. There are lots of ways to create a teal pumpkin:


2. Print a Sign for Trick-or-Treat Night

Download and print one of our “This Is a Teal Zone” signs to let others know you have non-food treats.

3. Give Out Non-Food Treats

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.


4. Show Us How You Celebrate - Add Your Photos

Show us how you #KeepItTeal! Share photos of your teal pumpkins and/or your kids dressed in their costumes. Add your photos to our annual #KeepItTeal Halloween collection! Our photo albums are organized under "Files" on our community. You will need to register or login to our community to add your photo to our collection.

5. Participate in the Teal Pumpkin Project®

Add your home to the Teal Pumpkin Project map so trick-or-treaters know you are offering non-food treats. Kids With Food Allergies is a supportive partner of the Teal Pumpkin Project. 

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



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Thank-you Kathy P. for your reply on why Teal color pumpkins. But, still, why the color Teal? It is a very pretty color. I thought perhaps it might have been chosen because one can turn blue when passing out.

Thank you so much for including latex in your flyer! I hope you don’t mind if I tell you that rubber balls and stress balls can often be made of latex too (koosh balls are 100% latex) so they should have an asterisk too. Thanks so much for spreading awareness for such a nasty allergen (we have that and 6 of the top eight as well as some latex related fruits).
> On Oct 7, 2016, at 6:56 PM, Kids With Food Allergies <> wrote:
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