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candy can be dangerous? The thought
never occurred to me. Sure, I know it’s
unhealthy and that my kids will likely be bouncing off the walls for the next
week, but I can handle that once a year. But then a few friends brought the Teal Pumpkin Project to my attention. The project is important to them because their children have food
The Food Allergy & Education
that 1 in 13 children in the United States have a food allergy. That means that at least one child in your
kid’s classroom has an allergy. The most
common allergies are milk, nuts, eggs, soy and wheat—all of which are found in
various types of candies.
Pumpkin Project encourages people to place a teal pumpkin or printed template outside of their door on Halloween
night to signal that they will be passing out non-candy treats. If you’d like to participate, here are some
great ideas for treats you can pass out that are sure to be a hit for kids with
and without allergies:
there will always be houses that pass out candy. If your child has an allergy, it’s important
to teach them safety and to check before they eat anything they are unsure
about. I know there are several dentists
in our community that let you trade in candy for money, so that’s an excellent
option for all kids.