Teal pumpkins help kids with allergies have a safe Halloween

Modesto Morganelli
Novembre 1, 2018

According to FARE, one in every 13 children have a food allergy. There's also a map where people can register their homes.

FARE has a list of ideas for non-food items to hand out on Halloween that includes stickers, glow sticks, bubbles, coins and more.

If you see a teal pumpkin while out trick or treating on Halloween this year, your eyes are not playing a trick on you.

Abigail Frasz made a decision to join thousands worldwide by participating in Regina's Teal Pumpkin Project for the first time this year. Its goal is to help promote food allergy awareness and inclusion of all trick-or-treaters.

"So it can be very risky for some children who do have food allergies". Lindsay Wiese a dietitian with the Utica Ridge Hy-Vee says this not only allows other children to enjoy Halloween, but it's also important.

"We invite residents who are interested in offering healthy options or healthy options and candy, or allergy-free options to buy a pack of 10 child and youth admissions for five dollars and give those out [on Halloween]", said Melissa Coderre, coordinator of business services for the City of Regina.

Thousands of people, including many in the Denver metro area, participate in the program.

Meanwhile, Frasz is busy getting ready for her favourite spooky holiday, knowing she's helping make a difference.

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