The Teal Pumpkin Project

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Kathy Allaire

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The Kaslo Early Childhood Coalition (KECC) is promoting the Teal Pumpkin Project® for Halloween this year. 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 a fun, positive experience for all! How can you participate?

Here are some fun ways you can participate:

• Paint your pumpkin teal and display it outside your home

• Provide non-food treats for trick-or-treaters (stickers, glow sticks, playing cards etc.)

• Pick up from Pennywise or download and display a free printable poster/sign in your window from Food Allergy Canada’s website.

• Tell your families and friends and ask them to join the campaign

• Host an allergy-friendly Halloween party and paint pumpkins with friends

For more information please contact kathyallaire@nklcss.org