INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – Trick-or-Treating for some kids can be tough if they have food allergies that’s why the Teal Pumpkin Project was created last year.
Doctor Kirsten Kloepfer an allergist with Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health stopped by the studio to explain more.
The premise is simple: Make and, or print a sign indicating participation, paint a pumpkin teal to let people know your house is safe for those with food allergies and purchase non-food treats for your trick-or-treaters.
Over 100,000 homes nation wide participated during the first year.
Nearly 6 million children in the U.S. have food allergies. The teal pumpkins are meant to show when a home is offering allergy-free treats.
To learn more about the Teal Pumpkin Project, click here.