About 70% of Americans celebrate Halloween, and many of them will be handing out popular candies to trick-or-treaters – But not all of them!
Houses with teal colored pumpkins out front are making a different pledge, one that is aimed at helping kids with severe food allergies. But this movement is also excellent for minimizing the sugar your kids consume. Discover the Teal Pumpkin Project and how their pledge to hand out toys rather than candy is helping kids throughout the country.
Did you know that 15 million Americans have food allergies? That includes about 6 million kids or approximately two kids out of every classroom. These children can’t have the same candy as most kids, but they still want to go out and trick-or-treat this Halloween. The Teal Pumpkin Project provides a solution to that, encouraging houses to hand out non-food related items and toys that all kids, including those with allergies, will enjoy.
Dentists and parents are big fans of the Teal Pumpkin Project for another reason: It reduces the sugary candy that your kids are eating. Plus, most kids find houses with teal pumpkins to be fun and interesting. They might get a toy, a collectible trinket, or some other creative homemade item. Either way, they’re having fun while avoiding cavity-causing candies.
FARE is the organization that hosts the Teal Pumpkin Project and they make it easy to participate. Here is all that’s required to ensure that you’re part of the movement:
Most Americans are going to indulge in candy this Halloween. If you notice a toothache after the festivities have ended, don’t hesitate to make an appointment with Dr. Chao. If there is a cavity developing, we’ll know and will take steps to fix it. Contact us today!
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