The Teal Pumpkin Project is Creating Safe and Inclusive Traditions

The Teal Pumpkin Project is Creating Safe and Inclusive Traditions

Spooky season is in full swing as kids are gearing up for Halloween.  Ghouls and goblins may be scary, but there is nothing more frightening than an allergic reaction!  While most kids are overjoyed to go door-to-door stuffing their bags with candy, traditional Halloween treats aren’t always safe for children with life-threatening food allergies.  Many Halloween candies contain common allergens…

Anaphylaxis at School: A Teacher’s Perspective

Anaphylaxis at School: A Teacher’s Perspective

Food allergy anxiety is something that teachers, as well as food allergic students and their families, need to address when planning safe and inclusive activities. It has been a busy couple of weeks with standardized testing, so I wanted to do something special for my class kids.  What better way to let loose and blow off some steam than to…

What about School in the Fall?

What about School in the Fall?

Everyone is limping across the finish line to the last day of school or is celebrating the weird end we just celebrated last week. But what happens next year? Are we all going to still be doing Zoom school, working from home balancing it all. As the parent of a cold with a life-threatening disease, the thought of school being completely different again can be terrifying.

Why The Teal Pumpkin Project?

Why The Teal Pumpkin Project?

Imagine for a moment the first time you remember trick-o-treating on Halloween. You were probably excited about dressing up, running around at night with your friends, and the candy! So much candy!!! However, if you have one or more food allergies that candy can be life-threatening. This left many children left out of the tradition out of fear. Enter The…

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