The Teal Pumpkin Project is something you may have run into over the past few years during Trick-Or-Treating without even knowing it. Founded in 2014, it is a national campaign launched by Food Allergy Research and Education (FARE) to raise awareness of food allergies and to promote inclusion of all trick-or-treaters during the Halloween season.
The idea behind the nationwide campaign is simple: sign the pledge, paint a pumpkin teal (the color of food allergy awareness) or print a sign to advertise your participation on the night(s) of Trick-Or-Treating, and provide other options for the trick-or-treaters who have allergies or simply need a healthier option.
Food allergies are a serious issue when it comes to the Halloween season – every kid wants to partake in the same things their friends are, but many parents have to tell their children “no” because it would simply put their children’s lives at risk. But at Madison Family Dental, we know families of children with allergies aren’t the only ones looking for a solution; many parents are looking for healthier options for their children – not only for their physical health but for their oral health.
When most people hear “teeth-friendly treats,” they think of toothbrushes or sugar-free gum.
Here are some healthy Halloween alternatives for Trick-Or-Treaters.