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Display a teal pumpkin for kids with food allergies this Halloween

Display a teal pumpkin for kids with food allergies this Halloween

But it's not a traditional decoration color, it's for the Teal Pumpkin Project, which launched in 2014.

Teal pumpkins are popping up on porches around the country, including here in the Quad Cities. It was inspired by a Tennessee parent that wanted to signal they had non-food treats for kids with allergies or dietary restrictions - so they placed a painted teal pumpkin in front of their home on Halloween.

Every year, thousands of kids dress up in their costumes and head out for Halloween fun, but have their night ruined when the candy they receive contains ingredients that they are allergic to. According to Gregory, one in 13 kids in America have a food allergy that could be life threatening.

Hy-Vee is now selling $1 gifts and teal pumpkins, hoping that more people will participate in this project.

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Coloradans out trick-or-treating for Halloween are sure to see all sorts of decorated jack-o'-lanterns.

Food Allergy Canada's Director of Advocacy Beatrice Povolo, said participating in the shine a teal light campaign is a great way for people to show their support for children who have food allergies.

"We wanted to get onboard with them and harness that energy to bring it to Victoria and make people more aware that people do have food allergies", said Victoria Fire Asst. Even if it's something that's touched a toy or even if the regular food has touched a nonfood item.


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