The Teal Pumpkin

The Teal Pumpkin

It is hard to believe that in the next few days all those little ghosts and goblins will be out an about knocking on doors in the neighborhood for Halloween treats!

We noticed a lot of talk about teal pumpkins and wanted to share some information about it.  The Teal Pumpkin Project started in 2014 as a national campaign to create awareness of food allergies and be a way to include all trick-or-treaters.  One of the easiest ways to be a part is to paint a pumpkin teal, place it in front of your home and provide non-food treats.

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

Most Common food Allergens

Allergy to cow’s milk is the most common food allergy in infants and young children.
Egg allergy is one of the most common food allergies in children, second only to milk allergy.
Peanut allergy is one of the most common food allergies.
Tree nuts include walnut, almond, hazelnut, cashew, pistachio and Brazil nuts.
Soybean allergy is one of the more common food allergies, especially in babies and children.
Wheat allergy is most common in children—though most usually outgrow it by age three.
Salmon, tuna and halibut are just three kinds of finned fish people can be allergic to.
Shellfish (including crab, lobster, shrimp and mussels) is one of the more common food allergies.
Allergy to sesame affects hundreds of thousands of Americans—though you won’t always find it called out on food labels.