Teal Pumpkin Project is no substitute for Halloween common sense

October 30, 2014 11:03 PM

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Teal Pumpkin Project is no substitute for Halloween common sense

The Teal Pumpkin Project aims to make Halloween trick-or-treating safer for kids with food allergies. Houses displaying teal colored pumpkins will dispense non-allergenic candy or alternative treats, said ABC News in an October 29 report. While this idea seems good, there are cautions. It's no substitute for common sense and good parenting on Halloween and always.

Food allergies, especially peanut, tree nut, lactose and gluten allergies, are a common parent concern. The allergies themselves aren't so common says Peanut Allergy. One percent of the population has a peanut allergy, the most common of the food allergies, and only a fraction of those have a life-t...

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