Teal Pumpkin Project to be at Andelin Farms This Weekend

29 October, 2017, 03:53 | Author: Inez Murphy
  • Show Caption

While you may not know which kids have food allergies, there is a way to offer safe treats for all to enjoy.

That's why the Food Allergy Research & Education organization wants Halloween lovers to go teal in October.

Halloween can be spooky and creepy but it should still be safe for all trick-or-treaters.

"Halloween is pretty much centered around candy and one out of 13 kids in America have a food allergy".

The Hess family gets pumpkins donated to them or they buy them out of their own pocket book.

That is where the teal pumpkins come into play.

This year, FARE sent Teal Pumpkin Project kits to 225 elementary schools in underserved neighborhoods, including to neighborhoods in San Diego, to drum up community engagement.

Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) works on behalf of the 15 million Americans with food allergies, including all those at risk for life-threatening anaphylaxis. For example, consider a child with a peanut or tree nut allergy.

When most people picture trick-or-treating on Halloween they think of chocolates and sweets being handed out. "Children with food allergies often feel "excluded" from simple things, such as classroom parties or trick or treating, simply because they can not eat something". FARE's mission is to improve the quality of life and the health of individuals with food allergies, and to provide them hope through the promise of new treatments.

More and more teal pumpkins are popping up on front porches including in CT.

Last year, over 18,000 households from all 50 states participated in the project. "There's some little treats or toys I can have that are non-food because with allergies you can't just have random candy", Hess said.

Halloween is Tuesday and if you haven't painted your pumpkins teal yet, don't worry, you still have some time. The "Teal Pumpkin Project" was started by the Food Allergy Community in East Tennessee (FACET).

Notino continued, "The Teal Pumpkin Project not only lets the child with an allergy know that a safe alternative is available to them but shows that the homeowners took the initiative to "include" all children".

Recommended:



Popular

Senior journalist Vinod Verma arrested for allegedly blackmailing Chhattisgarh Minister
About 500 CDs with pornographic contents, Rs two lakh in cash, a pen drive, a laptop and a diary were seized from his house. He has demanded Verma's release as well as an investigation into the alleged sex tape and extortion charges.

Oil dips from four-week highs
Brent's premium over WTI WTCLc1-LCOc1 was up 1.5 per cent on Thursday at US$6.35 amidst renewed strength in the global benchmark. Brent for December settlement rose 11 cents to end the session at $58.44 on the London-based ICE Futures Europe exchange.

Astros Manager AJ Hinch on Hotel Bar Altercation Reports: 'Fabrications Really Suck'
Sources told ESPN that fans at the bar in the team's hotel were cursing and disrespectful to women traveling in the Astros' party. TMZ cited a witness who said the confrontation turned physical and that police were summoned to address the situation.

Microsoft's Services Revenue Lifts Quarterly Results
Windows OEM revenue went up by just four percent and commercial Windows and cloud services increased by seven percent. That said, cloud revenue continues to dominate Microsoft's earnings, raking in nearly $20 billion this past quarter.

Brother of Stephen Paddock, Bruce, arrested for child porn
And on Wednesday, Paddock's younger brother Bruce, about 58, was arrested in North Hollywood , California for child pornography . Stephen Paddock killed 58 people in Las Vegas. "I don't know how he could stoop to this low point, hurting someone else".

NAACP Issues Travel Advisory Against American Airlines, Warns Black Travelers
The plane returned to the Atlanta terminal after a five-hour delay. But until that happens, the travel advisory will remain in place.

Apple buys wireless charging firm, aims for 'effortless' device recharging
Tech firms Belkin and Mophie have both already developed wireless chargers designed for iPhone 8 which Apple sells. The iPhones use the same Qi wireless-power standard as Samsung's Galaxy devices .

Microsoft Officially Ends Production of the Xbox's Kinect
Apple acquired the creators of Kinect , PrimeSense, back in 2013 and have since integrated the technology into Apple products. This is worse news than you realize, because the Kinect has found a home outside of gaming.

Metal Gear Survive is out in February
In a tweet last night, Konami confirmed the game's release date, as well as the fact that the game is now available for pre-order. The online four-player co-op title chronologically takes place at the end of Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes .

Support for marijuana legalization hits new all-time high (get it?)
But a new Gallup poll did reveal a somewhat surprising demographic supports marijuana legalization more than ever: Republicans . Overall, 64 percent of Americans support marijuana legalization, which is the highest level of support in almost 50 years.