Gluten-free Monday: The Teal Pumpkin Project

Halloween and Trick or Treat is a favorite holiday for children throughout North America. However, like any other food event, it has the potential to be a nightmare for someone with a food allergy or sensitivity—a risk to health and life, potential embarrassment or simply feeling left out.

Food Allergy Research & Education is has started the Teal Pumpkin Project for households participating in Trick or Treat. A teal pumpkin symbolizes that the house offers a nonfood treat for allergic individuals.
While no one wants to take candy from a child (baby), here are some of the ideas they offer for non-food treats:

• Glow sticks, bracelets, or necklaces
• Pencils, pens, crayons or markers
• Bubbles
• Halloween erasers or pencil toppers
• Mini Slinkies
• Whistles, kazoos, or noisemakers
• Bouncy balls
• Finger puppets or novelty toys
• Coins
• Spider rings
• Vampire fangs
• Mini notepads
• Playing cards
• Bookmarks
• Stickers
• Stencils

Happy Halloween! And may the Great Pumpkin be with you!

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About missbodie

The Dragon Lady is a life long tea drinker. Her first coffee shops were Big Boy and the Oriental Diner in downtown Milwaukee. She lives in our Nation's Capital with three bicycles and an energetic tabby cat.
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