Teal pumpkins help those with food allergies

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Teal pumpkins help those with food allergies

Parents are buying animal print cotton onesies for their one-year-olds. So naturally, trick or treating would seem like a ideal fit.

This Halloween falls on a Monday.

"It's not taking away from the traditional Halloween", Julie Sane said.

"Year after year, I would say 75% were things he couldn't eat", she says.

Because Halloween is a community-based holiday, it can be especially hard for kids who already struggle with isolation year round. I would trade with friends or my brother to load up on safer candy bars like Twix and Kit Kat. Hubbub says that it may be this unfamiliarity that leads six in 10 to say they wouldn't know how to cook pumpkin. Honestly, I go to Halloween Haunt and run past the front gates (where the monsters are) so I can go on the rides without waiting in lines, because everyone else goes to the haunted houses. FARE's ultimate goal is to have at least one teal pumpkin on every block in America. When it comes to pumpkin disposal, 45% of pumpkins are disposed of in food waste bins and 28% are composted.

As well as this waste, five million pumpkins don't make it into food waste collections and end up in landfill, contributing to greenhouse gas emissions as they decompose and produce methane.

Although Swilley is thankful a handful of Muncie mothers are voicing their participation in Teal Pumpkins Muncie, she wishes she would have gotten this group together sooner. It's a nationwide project that helps bring food allergy awareness by substituting candy with other items, like toys.

Houses all across North Texas are participating, and you can too.

But I am encouraging all parents to offer a non-edible treat for those of us who can't indulge in a Pay Day. "It's nice give something different to kids so they can participate without feeling as crappy as I did". I can't be sustained on no-food treats.

This is the first year she'd heard about the Teal Pumpkin Projects and encouraged more parents to get involved. "Raisinets are really the only candy he doesn't react to", she said.

Her idea became what is now the Teal Pumpkin Project, a nationwide effort to encourage families - whether their own kids have food restrictions or not - to offer up some non-food treats on October 31.

The Teal Pumpkin Project has attracted supporters from all 50 states as well as internationally. FARE's mission is to improve the quality of life and the health of individuals with food allergies, and to provide them hope through the promise of new treatments. "My main focus is just to make more people aware; for more people to be able to participate safely".

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