FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Experts say one in 13 kids now have a food allergy.
One Halloween tradition is letting parents know which houses are safe for trick-or-treaters who have to watch what they eat.
The Teal Pumpkin Project started two years ago, and it’s already becoming a tradition.
It encourages people to display a teal pumpkin or teal-colored sign at their front door to let allergic trick-or-treaters and their parents know allergy free options are available.
The Food Allergy & Research Education Group said to keep non-food treats in a different container, to avoid them coming in contact with any food kids may be allergic to.
The group also said if a trick-or-treater picks up something not commercially wrapped, it’s probably best to throw it out. A final tip? Check candy before children start snacking.