If you know me at all you would know that this is the kind of stuff that gets me excited. SO FREAKIN’ EXCITED.
If you have not heard of the Teal Pumpkin Project you can read all about it here. It is an initiative by Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) that promotes inclusion of all kids on Halloween. You can sign the pledge and get awesome resources on being allergen friendly on Halloween. All you have to do it paint a pumpkin teal and get some allergen friendly treats or non-candy items to pass out on Halloween for kids with restrictive diets.
The Celiac Disease Foundation has also joined the project and have posted some great resources on a gluten-free Halloween. Check them out here.
My family will be hanging our Teal Pumpkin sign by our front door and placing our teal pumpkin for everyone to see. This is the first year we have participated but I am so excited to spread awareness and continue to do this for years to come. Pictured above is my sign, teal pumpkin, non-candy items which include Halloween pencils and glow-in-the-dark dinos, and YumEarth Organics gummy worms. I’ve linked you all to the YumEarth website. They sell treats made with no artificial colors or artificial dyes, no gluten, no peanuts, no soy, no dairy, and no tree-nuts. Perfect to account for many of the major allergens. And get this!!! I FOUND THEM AT TARGET. Mad love for Target, y’all. They have gummy bears, worms, and suckers!!! Look at this awesome gluten-free aisle. Doesn’t it make your heart happy? They had all sorts of stuff on the left side too from individually wrapped gf Halloween Pirates Booty and gf pretzels. What an exciting time for kids with dietary restrictions!!!
I hope you all consider joining the Teal Pumpkin Project!! DO IT FOR THE KIDS!