Tricks for a Halloween with Diabetes-Friendly Treats

Remember the Teal Pumpkin Project? It was featured on the blog a few years ago and the movement is still going strong! Started by FARE (Food Allergy Research & Education) in 2014, the Teal Pumpkin Project promotes the inclusion of non-food treats for trick-or-treaters, particularly for those with serious food allergies or other diet limitations.

I know what you’re thinking—no candy for Halloween? But it’s not about excluding candy, it’s about including safe alternatives for children who either can’t have or just prefer to avoid candy or specific foods. Kids with diabetes can certainly enjoy sweets on Halloween, but it’s pretty cool to have other options.

FARE CEO Lisa Gable explains, “Halloween is a cornerstone of the American childhood experience, and the Teal Pumpkin Project helps ensure that all children with food allergies feel included and can safely celebrate this fun holiday.”

Besides, who really wants to end up with a trick-or-treat bag full of candy corn?

For more information on how you can participate and help spread the word, visit tealpumpkinproject.org.
Teal Pumpkin Project Treats Infographic

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