Teal Pumpkin Project

Some children with special and/or complex healthcare needs may require a more selective diet or have food allergies. Therefore, these children may not be able to have large amounts of candy or any at all making trick-or-treating less appealing.

As a result, the Teal Pumpkin Project was created to make trick-or-treating fun for those with food allergies, but it also helps make Halloween fun for everyone.

What Is the Teal Pumpkin Project

Placing a teal-colored pumpkin on your doorstep for Halloween signals that you have non-food treats available for trick-or-treaters. This promotes inclusion for the many children who are unable to have some or all traditional candy. Further, it helps make trick-or-treating safer.

Children That May Benefit From the Teal Pumpkin Project

Whether your child has a food allergy or a feeding tube, a number of children with various conditions can benefit from the Teal Pumpkin Project including those with:

  • Food allergies
  • Food intolerances
  • Children with feeding tubes
  • Eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE)
  • Celiac disease
  • Food protein-induced enterocolitis syndrome (FPIES)
  • Any child on a special diet


Anyone can participate in the Teal Pumpkin Project. Place a teal pumpkin on your porch and have non-food treats available for Halloween such as:

  • Halloween themed erasers
  • Glow sticks, bracelets or necklaces
  • Pencils, pens or markers
  • Stickers
  • Halloween themed accessories
  • Mini slinkies
  • Stamps
  • Foam masks
  • Scratch paper art

Also, you can display and distribute informative flyers. They can provide information on the Project and involvement. These materials can be found on the FARE (Food Allergy Research & Education) website here.

Finally, to learn more about the Teal Pumpkin Project, visit the FARE website.

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*Disclaimer: Any health and wellness content presented is for general informational purposes only. Such content is not intended to replace or serve as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.