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The Teal Pumpkin Project offers non-food treats to trick-or-treaters

Food Allergy Research & Education urges placing a teal pumpkin outside on Halloween if you have non-food items to share.

CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – On Halloween, most kids look forward to going trick-or-treating in their Halloween costumes. But kids with food allergies can often be left out of the fun since most of the candy is off limits to them.

The Teal Pumpkin Project helps make sure that all kids trick-or-treating on Halloween can get something they like. All you have to do is offer non-food treats.

For example, instead of offering candy, you could offer stickers, small toys, or glow sticks.

According to the Teal Pumpkin Project website, last year, households from all 50 states and 14 countries participated. It is a worldwide movement to create a safer, happier Halloween for all trick-or-treaters.

In order to participate, provide non-food treats, place a teal pumpkin in front of your home to indicate that you have non-food treats available.