Move Over Orange! Teal Pumpkin This Halloween

Move Over Orange! Teal Pumpkin This Halloween

Move Over Orange! Teal Pumpkin This Halloween

But when you're out and about, you might notice a different colored pumpkin at some houses.

You may run into some teal pumpkins while out trick-or-treating with the kids this Halloween.

Fort Smith residents, Taylor Franklin and Michelle Hall are both participating in the Teal Pumpkin Project this Halloween.

There are no cures for food allergies, and the only way to prevent reactions are to avoid the allergen altogether, said Gill.

The Teal Pumpkin Project is a nationwide initiative to raise awareness about children with food allergies. It's estimated that 8 million kids, or one in 13 have food allergies making trick-or-treating tricky. Members from the departments reenacted the ever-popular Halloween jam, but it doesn't stop there.

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Before kids ring any doorbells, police are making it easy for parents to do a quick safety search . The Montgomery Police Department will increase patrols in neighborhoods from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m.

Since the project sprouted in 2014, places like United Market Street are promoting the importance of the teal pumpkin.

FARE suggests passing out non-food items like, vampire fangs, spider rings, glow sticks, pencils, bracelets, and more.

The project aims to include children with food allergies in the festivities by offering them non-food items for Halloween. The organization's 2017 goal is to have at least one participant on every block.

"Food allergies are a growing public concern here in Canada", she said, adding that the incidence is higher in children under three, with between 6 and 8 per cent affected.

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