Teal pumpkins help kids with allergies have a safe Halloween

Here’s how teal pumpkins help kids with food allergies on Halloween

Here’s how teal pumpkins help kids with food allergies on Halloween

The group says The Teal Pumpkin Project was inspired thanks to a local awareness activity in Tennessee a few years ago.

The bluish-green colored jack-o'-lanterns are there to let parents know which homes are offering allergy-friendly alternatives for children who suffer from food allergies.

According to FARE, one in every 13 children have a food allergy.

Kolaszewski is a big advocate of the nationally recognized "Teal Pumpkin Project".

Food Allergy Canada's Director of Advocacy Beatrice Povolo, said participating in the shine a teal light campaign is a great way for people to show their support for children who have food allergies.

"So it can be very unsafe for some children who do have food allergies".

While it's slowly growing, Kaytor hopes more people will start participating.

"Often times kids may have different developmental delays, sensory processing issues, they may have food allergies, there's a lot of different things that kids may be struggling with at Halloween when they're out and about in the community, and so just try to be patient with kids, because sometimes kids can be kids, but sometimes kids have other things that they're dealing with", said Kolaszewski.

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