What a great idea! I just read about The Teal Pumpkin Project and what a great idea!
It's all about raising awareness during Halloween around food allergies and promoting safety, inclusiveness and empathy for those who have a food allergy. A non food treat option benefits children with food allergies, as well as those with diabetes and other conditions.
It easy to join in.
- Display the sign or a teal pumpkin on your porch, door or easy to see spot letting trick or treaters know that a non-food treat is available at your home.
- Purchase a non-food option (need ideas? click here for suggestions) and be sure to keep your bowl of non-food treats separate from any candy, to ensure that the non-food items stay safe.
- When the little ghosts and goblins come knocking simply ask which they would prefer. The non food items are very popular with everyone!
If you only offer non food treats, it's a win-win. The kids get a non food treat and you don't end up tempted with a ton of sugary candy around the house. No evil leftovers staring you in the face causing you to implement tough love. What a great idea! Happy Trick or Treat friends!