My family and I are hunkered down, waiting to see how Hurricane Matthew affects our sweet Charleston community. Thankfully, my parents live inland and have taken us in for a few days while we wait out the storm. We are currently in a house with 4 adults, a toddler, 4 dogs, and 5 cats, so we’re cozy and crazy and making the best of it! We’re praying for blessings and peace for our friends in the Bahamas (our love to Spanish Wells!) and Florida.
I have been looking forward to posting about this for some time now, but wanted to wait until it was seasonally appropriate, so as not to offend any of my readers. (wink-wink) Let’s talk about THE TEAL PUMPKIN PROJECT!
You guys, I am so excited about this Halloween because I am going to be participating in the Food Allergy Research and Education Teal Pumpkin Project. You should too! Have you heard of it? Let’s do this!
The Teal Pumpkin Project is a way to create safe places for kids who have food allergies or celiac disease to go trick or treating. The concept is simple: instead of, or in addition to, your traditional Halloween candy dish, have a separate stash of non-food prizes to offer trick-or-treaters for whom candy may not be safe. This way any kid who comes to your door can feel welcomed and included in the fun.
Here’s how it works:
The great thing about this, too, is that non-food prizes are non-perishable, meaning you can use them again next year if they don’t all get used this year! What a great way to help all kids who come to your door feel included in the fun of trick-or-treating. Happy teal pumpkin decorating to you! I’ll post pictures when we decorate ours.
For more information or guidance visit the website for Teal Pumpkin Project.
My name is Emily Funcik, and I am a registered and licensed dietitian in Charleston, SC. I am also a stay-at-home mama, a wife, a foodie, and a dancer. I have a passion for healthy living, entertaining, and a deep-rooted loved of all things delicious.
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