Teal Pumpkin Project

For many kids, Halloween is a chance to load up on the goodies – but for those with food allergies – it’s no treat.

That’s why instead of a traditional orange pumpkin perched on your neighbor’s porch this year – you might see one that’s a shade of bright teal. It’s all part of the teal pumpkin project – an international movement to make Halloween a little less scary for those that need to be aware of allergens in their foods.

Planting a teal pumpkin out front is a sign that the person inside has stocked up with non-food treats to hand out to any goblins or ghouls who might happen to stop by on Halloween. Glow sticks, stickers, or bubbles are just a few of the items the organizers suggest to make Halloween both fun and safe for all – and they invite folks to visit their website for even more ideas.

The teal pumpkin project was started in 2014 by food allergy research and education – this year they’re hoping over 100,000 households will join them in taking the pledge to participate.

Naperville News 17’s Kim Pirc Reports

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?

Get daily hometown news and sports delivered to your inbox!

OCTOBER PLAY OF THE MONTH

OCTOBER PLAY OF THE MONTH

Find out who won the October Naperville Sports Weekly Play of the Month!

cat2array(70) { [0]=> int(13781) [1]=> int(3) [2]=> int(8) [3]=> int(14) [4]=> int(20) [5]=> int(25) [6]=> int(30) [7]=> int(13588) [8]=> int(13759) [9]=> int(15) [10]=> int(21) [11]=> int(26) [12]=> int(39) [13]=> int(60) [14]=> int(62) [15]=> int(11961) [16]=> int(12127) [17]=> int(10) [18]=> int(17) [19]=> int(22) [20]=> int(193) [21]=> int(195) [22]=> int(11111) [23]=> int(12126) [24]=> int(13596) [25]=> int(11) [26]=> int(23) [27]=> int(44) [28]=> int(63) [29]=> int(194) [30]=> int(196) [31]=> int(6957) [32]=> int(12128) [33]=> int(19) [34]=> int(24) [35]=> int(27) [36]=> int(28) [37]=> int(36) [38]=> int(4101) [39]=> int(12129) [40]=> int(13774) [41]=> int(13) [42]=> int(18) [43]=> int(1036) [44]=> int(2663) [45]=> int(7053) [46]=> int(1714) [47]=> int(2657) [48]=> int(6494) [49]=> int(13317) [50]=> int(1233) [51]=> int(13595) [52]=> int(54) [53]=> int(1232) [54]=> int(32) [55]=> int(13773) [56]=> int(501) [57]=> int(33) [58]=> int(6733) [59]=> int(58) [60]=> int(38) [61]=> int(2) [62]=> int(375) [63]=> int(13777) [64]=> int(7) [65]=> int(13760) [66]=> int(13763) [67]=> int(42) [68]=> int(4) [69]=> int(5) }