Teal pumpkins denote homes offering non-food items for trick-or-treaters. (Teal Pumpkin Project map)

Teal pumpkins denote homes offering non-food items for trick-or-treaters. (Teal Pumpkin Project map)

Teal pumpkins pop up across Greater Victoria

Teal pumpkins denote homes handing out non-food treats on Halloween

Halloween can be a challenging time for children with food allergies.

But in an effort to make the day more inclusive for all children, teal pumpkins are popping up in neighbourhoods across Greater Victoria.

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A teal pumpkin on the porch indicates a household offering alternatives for kids with food allergies – non-food treats such as glow sticks or small toys.

The initiative started in the U.S. four years ago, and since then, the Teal Pumpkin Project has grown globally.

An interactive map is available online with participating households so parents can plan routes accordingly.

To learn more, or to add your household to the map, go to foodallergy.org/education-awareness/teal-pumpkin-project/map.


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