Tag: Teal Pumpkin Project

Allergy Safe Halloween Treats Supporting the Teal Pumpkin Project

It has been a busy fall to say the least!  We’re just wrapping up travel soccer season today for my boys and believe it or not I have not shopped for Halloween candy!   Over the years my list has grown quite a bit which is amazing for parents with children that have multiple food allergies. There are so many wonderful food allergy friendly options we can buy for our children and ensure they will have an amazing SAFE Halloween!

Additionally, if you are supporting FARE’s Teal Pumpkin Project this year as we always do, please have several non-candy treat items for children that may not be able to have candy at all. Typically, I have a bowl of pencils, erasers, stickers, temporary tattoos, small toys, etc. I purchase these little gifts on amazon.com and our local dollar store.  Oh, and don’t forget to proudly display your TEAL PUMPKIN on Halloween night like we do!

ENJOY! ~Erika

Please Note: ALWAYS check ingredients! This list is only meant to be used as a guide:
DIVVIES Chocolates
Amanda’s Own Confections
No Whey Chocolate
Enjoy Life chocolate bars
Peeps (some flavors have “Milk” double check ingredients)
Swedish Fish
Mike and Ikes
Surf Sweets Natural Gummies, Jelly Beans & Lollipops
Starburst Tropical Candy Corn (the only candy corn brand I have found to be egg-free)
Laffy Taffy
Smarties
Lifesaver Gummies
Sour Patch Kids (most varieties I believe)
Dum Dum Lollipops
Hot Tamales
Starburst fruit chews, lollipops, & jelly beans
Jolly Rancher hard candy (lollipops are made on shared equipment so I do not purchase them)
Kraft Marshmallows (and most marshmallow brands)
Twizzlers
Skittles (most flavors I believe)
PASCHA Chocolate bars
Airheads (small- big airheads have dairy!)
Pez

Please Help Support FARE’s Teal Pumpkin Project this Halloween

 

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With everyone into the full swing of fall and Halloween right around the corner, I thought it would be appropriate to post about FARE’s very successful Teal Pumpkin Project.  FARE (Food Allergy Research & Education) launched this successful campaign a few years ago and it has taken off across the country to bring awareness about food allergies and this growing epidemic.  Additionally, it advocates for a safe Halloween for children that have food allergies by encouraging homeowners to offer safe non-candy alternatives on Halloween.

In year’s past, my boys and I have painted a few pumpkins teal and set them on our porch to let trick-or-treaters know that we have safe “non-candy” options for children that have food allergies.  We are excited to paint our pumpkins this year as well!  Additionally, you can print a picture of a teal pumpkin from the FARE website and hang in in your window to notify trick-or-treaters that you are participating in the Teal Pumpkin Project.

This year FARE has partnered with Michael’s craft store which is selling teal paint for your pumpkins and CVS Pharmacy also has accessories to decorate your home with teal pumpkins.  This is an amazing campaign and I hope you will support food allergy awareness and place a teal pumpkin on your front porch on Halloween.  Thank you for your continued support of this AMAZING campaign that helps to make kids with food allergies feel included and most importantly enjoy a SAFE Halloween!

Please click on this link to print your paper teal pumpkins and learn more about this project at FARE:

https://www.foodallergy.org/teal-pumpkin-project

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~Erika

Small Town Allergy Mom is Interviewed During “Live Podcast”

Just prior to Halloween on October 24, 2015, I was interviewed by Sean Miller at the Petoskey News Review for the “Teal Pumpkin and Food Allergies” live Podcast.  Please click on the link below to listen to my live interview and learn more about food allergies in general.

Enjoy and thank you for your listening support!

http://www.petoskeynews.com/podcast/

 

 

 

Teal Pumpkins Are Painted at Our House- Have You Taken The Teal Pumpkin Project Pledge?

Teal Pumpkins Painted

My boys painted their Teal Pumpkins for the FARE’S Teal Pumpkin Project to raise awareness for food allergies on Halloween.  This national campaign will ensure that every child has a safe Halloween.  Have you taken the Pledge?  Please visit FARE’s website below and join the thousands who have already taken the Pledge.

http://www.foodallergy.org/teal-pumpkin-project

Craft Your Way to the Perfect Teal Pumpkin: DIY Tutorial

Craft Your Way to the Perfect Teal Pumpkin: DIY Tutorial