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If You Have Food Allergies, Look for Teal Pumpkins On Halloween

Delish logo Delish 10/3/2017 Daisy Melamed Sanders

If You Have Food Allergies, Look for Teal Pumpkins On Halloween © TheHealthyCeliac.com If You Have Food Allergies, Look for Teal Pumpkins On Halloween Special pumpkins make trick-or-treating so much safer.

UPDATED: Oct. 2, 2017 at 2:45 p.m. EST

As teal-colored pumpkins become a more commonly known sign for marking houses that serve alternative treats (AKA trinkets, like small toys and stickers), it's becoming increasingly easy to get in on the trend. If you don't have time to paint a gourd, stores like Michael's and Amazon have started selling teal faux-pumpkins, and the latter sells a range of yard signs you could use.

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BUY IT NOW: Teal Pumpkin sign, $5.56; Amazon

Even Etsy sellers are getting in on it, creating rustic burlap flags, framed posters, and monogrammed pumpkins.

ORIGINAL POST: Oct. 18, 2016 at 11:41 a.m. EST

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(video by Newsy) Trick-or-treating can be a dicey affair for kids with serious allergies who are unable to eat food items commonly found in popular candies - like milk, nuts, eggs, and soy. So, for the third consecutive year, the Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) group is raising awareness and simultaneously making Halloween extra exciting for children with food allergies.

The Teal Pumpkin Project, which launched in 2014 via a blog and Facebook page, is designed to encourage inclusiveness on Halloween by highlighting houses that celebrate in allergy-friendly ways. The project encourages those who have "non-food treats" such as small toys, crayons, and stickers, to place a teal-painted pumpkin on their porch or stoop. This way parents will know where to go for safe, ghoulish goodies.

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Families who wish to support the cause can visit FARE's website for printable fliers to help spread the word and find more ideas for fun, non-food treats. The concept has already amassed a strong following over the last year, with popularity on social media continually growing. And FARE's advocates are ecstatic. "We are thrilled to see so many people embracing the Teal Pumpkin Project as a way to ensure kids with food allergies can enjoy a safe, fun Halloween experience just like their friends," Veronica LaFemina, spokeswoman for the organization, told CNN.

Will you participate in this year's teal pumpkin campaign?

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Gallery: 8 ways you can make Halloween safer for trick-or-treaters with allergies this year (by Country Living) <p>Teal is the new orange this Halloween.</p> 8 Ways You Can Make Halloween Safer for Trick-Or-Treaters with Allergies This Year

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