What Do Teal Pumpkins Mean?

The Teal Pumpkin Project was launched in 2014 by Food Allergy Research & Education to ensure kids with food allergies enjoy a safe and fun Halloween.

What does a teal pumpkin mean?

If you see a teal pumpkin on someone’s doorstep, that means they are handing out non-food items to trick-or-treaters. This is especially meaningful for kids with food allergies.

How can I participate in the Teal Pumpkin Project?

It’s easy. Just paint or decorate a pumpkin with teal colors and place it on your doorstep. You can also put a sign with the Teal Pumpkin Project Logo. Download the logo here.

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What kind of non-food items should I hand out?

Look for Halloween-themed stickers, stencils, bookmarks, spider rings, pencils, notepads, bubbles, glow sticks, and more.

Can I still pass out candy?

Sure. Just play it safe by keeping food and non-food items in separate containers. Then you can give trick-or-treaters the choice, or ask if they have food allergies before deciding what to give.

If you have concerns or questions about food allergies, contact your local Hy-Vee registered dietitian.

 

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Written by Shanell Fyle

Hy-Vee Dietetic Intern

410 S. Riverfront Drive

Mankato, MN 56001

507.625.1107

 

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