Move Over Orange! Teal Pumpkin This Halloween


The campaign is led by Food Allergy Research and Education (FARE) and launched nationwide in 2014 after starting in Tennessee. If you don't have a "Teal" pumpkin but still want to participate, go to and print off a sign to tape on your door.

The Teal Pumpkin Project is aimed at giving kids with allergies a normal Trick-or-Treating experience on Halloween. It's a problem one-in-thirteen children deal with and it's a way to help keep the kids safe on a night that's supposed to be full of fun.

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

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Local Physician Assistant Jaime Turner says about 1 in every 13 kids has a food allergy.

Lloyd is one of a few on her block in Saskatoon - and one of many in North America - with a teal pumpkin on her front step.

There's an interactive map on food allergy organization's website. "That's what food allergy families are interested in is that it's out there and it is a concern", said parent Sheree Godwin. "You can have just a little bit of an allergy towards something or it can be very unsafe", United Market Street's Heather Dean said. A SWAT Team leader asked the Lexington Police Department, Empress Medical Services of NY, the Cincinnati Police Department and other departments nationwide to join in on the opportunity to spread the message about the Teal Pumpkin Project.