In providing feeding therapy, I’ve quickly learned that so many children out there have allergies and food sensitivities. This would likely make trick-or-treating on Halloween not so enjoyable. Last year I learned about the Teal Pumpkin Project. Their mission is for “raising awareness of food allergies and promoting inclusion of trick-or-treaters throughout the Halloween season”. I was proud to participate in this project last year by having other small goodies available for children who can’t eat the usual candies and chocolates. I passed out some small rings, little toys, and stickers. This is an easy adaptation for children so they may participate in Halloween festivities like their peers.
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By Kristina Burnham, MS, CCC-SLP