Teal Pumpkin Project seeks safe alternatives for kids allergic to candy

October 31, 2014 5:51 PM

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Halloween isn’t a very happy holiday for the estimated one in every 13 Iowa kids who have food allergies since they can’t partake in the annual ritual of gobbling piles of candy after trick-or-treating.

A central Iowa woman has launched a non-profit group that aims to raise awareness of food allergies during this holiday and year-round. Kelly Williamson, of Ankeny, has an eight-year-old son who has multiple food allergies.

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