Teal Pumpkins Signify Allergy-Safe Candy for Halloween
A teal pumpkin on a porch during Halloween signifies an allergy-safe candy, toy or trinket that will be given away to trick-or-treaters.
“It can be really hard, especially for young kids,” explained Hy-Vee registered dietitian Alea Fite. “They get frustrated because they can’t have what other kids have.”
Fite shared that the Teal Pumpkin Project has been helping families with allergies trick-or-treat safely.
“The top food allergies, like cow’s milk, eggs, sesame or soy are found in a lot of candies given out on Halloween,” said Fite, who also showed off some of the teal pumpkins available at the Robbinsdale Hy-Vee.
You can read more about the project here.
If you have a teal pumpkin, you can also register it online so families can chart a food-safe trick-or-treating route.