Halloween should be a reason for joy for all children who receive candies. However, kids with food allergies don’t seem to enjoy the celebration that much. This is why the Teal Pumpkin Project is trying to raise awareness of the problem and encourages people to give these kids special Halloween treats.
The Food Allergy Community of East Tennessee started the Teal Pumpkin Project three years ago and had the creative idea of special Halloween treats for kids with food allergies. They suggest that people should give children nonfood treats instead of the traditional candies.
The logo of the project is, obviously, a smiling teal pumpkin. This is the standard color for food allergy campaigns. The organizers suggest people to participate and place a teal pumpkin in front of their house as a sign of support for their cause. The project doesn’t address only to families with kids who have food allergies, but to other people as well, who want to be a part of this initiative.
As far as the special Halloween treats are concerned, that can be handmade or small souvenirs from theme shops. Children will surely love to have small toys, figurines, bookmarks, keychains, stickers, or bracelets to remind them of you and the 2016 Halloween. Most of these gifts are quite cheap, and you can also think of numerous other alternatives that kids will just adore.
For two years, people who wanted to participate in the Teal Pumpkin Project had to craft their own teal pumpkin. However, this year stores offer them the products, which have already been manufactured. You can still carve and paint your own pumpkin if you have both the skills and the time.
The project also allows participants to display campaign posters in their homes. This way, people who visit you can have access to valuable information and a few guidelines. People who are engaged in the action can also provide visitors with further information on the campaign, its purpose, and importance.
The staff members of the organization state that their work paid off in the recent years that it has been going around. They are grateful for all the support that they received from people. They intend to continue the initiative and help families who go through difficult times because of food allergies.
Health specialists explain that food allergies can lead to severe complications in patients. Educating people on the condition is a good way to prevent severe cases. Will you join the cause of the Teal Pumpkin Project and prepare special Halloween treats for kids this year?
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