Tag Archives: Halloween

The Teal Pumpkin Project®: Support children with food allergies this Halloween

What is the Teal Pumpkin Project®? Officially launched as a national campaign in the U.S. by Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) in 2014, the Teal Pumpkin Project® raises awareness of food allergies and promotes inclusion of all trick-or-treaters throughout the Halloween season. Food Allergy Canada is proud to support the Teal Pumpkin Project® campaign….  Read More

Halloween Ideas: Alternatives to handing out candy

Allison Venditti’s two boys are all geared up to spend Halloween night as a Ninja Turtle and Batman. Allison is ready too, to help kids with food allergies by providing non-food options to trick-or-treaters who come to her door. “We heard about it from a friend last year and thought it was a great idea,”…  Read More

Halloween ideas

Halloween can be an overwhelming time, especially if you have a child who is newly diagnosed with food allergies. All through October, we will be talking to parents and experts about how to stay safe at Halloween and have fun, too. Stephanie Von Dehn’s nine-year-old daughter Katelyn has multiple food allergies. “Halloween is celebrated a bit…  Read More


Here are some helpful tips to help you and your kids have a fun and safe Halloween. Plan ahead Talk to your child about Halloween and what it means to stay safe. Pick a quiet time a few weeks before Halloween when you are not rushed (rather than when you’re heading out the door). When you…  Read More

The Teal Pumpkin Project

What is the Teal Pumpkin Project®? Launched in 2014 by Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE), the Teal Pumpkin Project® promotes safety, inclusion and respect of individuals managing food allergies. This movement offers an alternative for kids with food allergies, as well as other children for whom candy is not an option, and keeps Halloween…  Read More

Get Ready for Halloween

Kids are getting ready for Halloween — with costumes, parties and trick-or-treating plans. If you are the parent of a child with food allergies, you’re probably preparing too. Here are some tips for parents getting ready for Halloween. Family Projects Teal pumpkins are a symbol of allergy awareness, and you can turn them into fun…  Read More