Teal Pumpkin Project helps keep Halloween safe, fun for all kids

Some suggestions for non-food treats include small toys, pencils .and stickers.

ONALASKA, Wis. (WKBT) — You can make help make trick-or-treating safe for all kids.

The ‘Teal Pumpkin Project’ encourages people to put a teal colored decoration outside their homes on Halloween to signal they are giving out allergy-safe treats, such as treats without nuts.

One in 13 children has a food allergy, According to the Food Allergy Research and Education organization.

“They can get swelling of the tongue, throat, shortness of breath, wheezing. They can drop their blood pressure. They can go into shock and they can die,” said allergist/immunologist Dr. Giana Nicoara with Allergy Associates.

Some suggestion for non-food treats includes small toys, pencils and stickers.

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