Thursday, October 9, 2014
Food Allergy Awareness and Halloween!
This year, Food Allergy Research and Education (FARE) has a great idea to promote both food allergy awareness and provide safe treats, and it's easy to take part!
The concept is simple: food allergy families (and anyone who is interested in supporting those with food allergies) simply purchase non-food treats, paint a pumpkin purple, print a blue pumpkin poster, post it on the porch and be prepared to hand out non-food items to children who need them.
Even with my weak organizational system, I can handle this one. It's easy to print a poster, and I'm glad to have some trinkets on hand to allow those who can't eat the candy a fun experience, too. We might not get a pumpkin painted, but even the sign is enough to raise awareness.
Check out the website, paint a pumpkin and share a little fun for kids with food allergies.
To print your blue pumpkin sign: http://blog.foodallergy.org/2014/10/06/the-teal-pumpkin-project-for-an-allergy-friendly-halloween/
Heather H loves painting pumpkins much more than carving pumpkins.
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