EAU CLAIRE (WQOW) – Teal pumpkins sitting on someone’s steps are like a beacon of Halloween hope to children with food allergies.
Public health nutritionist Susan Krahn said one in 13 kids has a food allergy, including her daughter.
The teal pumpkin project is designated to offer those trick or treaters an alternative.
If a teal pumpkin is outside a home, it means they offer non-food goodies for your costumed kids.
Krahn said the project gives everyone the chance to join in the fun.
“It makes it feel a lot less stressful, knowing that at least there will be a handful of things that she can for sure have that can make it fun for her,” Krahn said.
You can help neighbors know you have allergy-friendly items by posting on a teal pumpkin map online.