Halloween is a fun time for kids to dress up and go trick or treating, but for some kids that can be very dangerous. Now, more then ever kids have allergies to food.
When I came across this project of spreading awareness, I had to join and jump on the bandwagon. The teal pumpkin project. Paint a pumpkin teal and set it on your front porch to help those trick or treaters know that you support their allergy. Give another option other then candy, or a candy that is free of milk and nuts. This year I will be handing out, Skittles, Starburst and glow sticks. Glow sticks are always great so that children can be easily seen.
My son helped me paint a teal pumpkin to help those children who have special eating diets to still have fun on Halloween. I have experienced food allergies with children first hand. I nannied for a little boy that had a severe milk allergy. We did not leave the house without an epi pen and I watched him like a hawk whenever he would put something in his mouth. I also have a niece who has an allergy to tree nuts, so I know how hard it is to have to tell a child that they can’t have that certain candy out of their Halloween bag. No child should ever feel left out or forgotten on such a fun night. One in every thirteen children have a food allergy of some kind. Kids who have feeding tubes, celiac disease, or diabetes want to enjoy Halloween as well so join this project and help keep our children happy and safe on Halloween.