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Teal pumpkins make for a safe Halloween for kids with food allergies

Posted at 7:33 PM, Oct 27, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-27 19:33:22-04

"They may not be able to have the same thing other kids can have and offering something they can, so they can still be apart of the group," Carrie Janora, mother of two boys, said.

Food Allergy Research Education's Teal Pumpkin Project offers a safe Halloween for trick-or-treaters with allergies. 

The world-wide movement aims to make trick-or-treating inclusive to all.

Home participating will have a teal pumpkin on the porch indicating non-food treats, such as bubbles, pencils, and stickers.

Kelly Lindstrom-Decibus is mom to three-year-old Olivia. When Olivia was six months old, she was anaphylactic. She says this project helps make Halloween festivities worry-free. 

They passed out 100 flyers about the teal pumping project to help raise awareness before Halloween. 

Last year, nearly 18,000 homes participated in the project. 

For an interactive map to find homes participating, click here.