Halloween is around the corner! It’s a holiday that all kids love and many parents hate. 🙂
A night of dress up? Great fun.
Walking around the community and connecting with others? Fantastic.
The gong show of candy eating, candy hiding, and sugar-infused candy fighting among siblings because “Someone stole my last Kit-Kat”? Not so much.
Sugar highs aside, Halloween is a lot of fun. But it’s a little less fun for kids with food allergies and intolerances, and can be downright nightmarish for their parents. So many of the treats that get handed out at Halloween are not safe for these kids–they’re full of nuts, dairy, and gluten.
Enter the Teal Pumpkin Project.
Houses that have a non-candy treat or a healthy, hypo-allergenic treat can put out a teal-coloured pumpkin sign for kids who are more at risk but want to have fun on this very spooky night. If you want to participate, you can find downloads for signs, stickers and more at the Teal Pumpkin Project website.
StoneTree Clinic will be putting out a teal pumpkin and handing out organic juice boxes to our little ghosts and goblins. Stop by on Monday evening and give us a scare!