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Teal Pumpkin Halloween - With all the food allergies cropping up, Halloween can be a challenging time for Trick-or-Treaters as well as those who dole out the goods. The Teal Pumpkin project was created to avoid food allergies altogether. Give your Treaters a choice. Here’s how it works: get a pumpkin, paint it teal (or post a sign) and offer non-food treats to your visitors. The teal pumpkin indicates that non-food or non-allergy items will be given out at that particular house. Kids can approach knowing what to expect. At the risk of this effort backfiring with the wanton distribution of plastic trinkets that will just be thrown away, here are our suggestions for Teal Pumpkin giveaways: cool pencils, Halloween erasers, crayons, mini notepads, stickers, or bubbles in reusable containers. Safe eating items are out there. Find suggestions here.