Fri Oct 31 00:48:12 PDT 2014
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Teal Pumpkin Project Makes Halloween Happy for Children with Severe Food Allergies
Courtney Crown

DOTHAN -- The Food Allergy Research and Education organized the Teal Pumpkin Project as a way to make Halloween a happy occasion for every child. For those participating in the project, they place a teal-painted pumpkin outside of their door or a poster which can be printed off of http://www.foodallergy.org/teal-pumpkin-project. Then, possibly in addition to candy, they offer non-food prizes for trick-or-treaters. Some of these prizes may include pencils, mini Slinkies, stickers and stamps. Parents of children with severe food allergies said this thoughtful Halloween change could strike up a beneficial conversation. "Starting to teach your children at a young age that there are things that could really endanger another child's life if it is ingested, it's really important to educate their children about that," Leah Arkle said.

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