Teal pumpkins promote safer treats

nc_safetreats1010_1500x845(NBC News) — Introduced on Halloween just two years ago, the Teal Pumpkin Project is scaring away some frightening scenarios for children with food allergies.

“Chances are pretty good that a child right down the street from you, right down the block, has a potentially life-threatening food allergy,” explains Nancy Gregory of the Food & Allergy Research Education Group, sponsors of the Teal Pumpkin Project.

It encourages people to display a teal pumpkin or teal colored sign at their front door to let allergic trick-or-treaters and their parents know that safe treats are available.

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