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Teal Pumpkin Project aims to accommodate children with food allergies

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Posted at 12:30 PM, Oct 15, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-15 13:30:07-04

TOLEDO (WTOL) - Pumpkins are usually orange but you might see some teal pumpkins while out trick or treating.

Tricker-or-treaters who do come across a teal pumpkin should know that, that means the house is providing treats for those with food allergies.

Studies say 1 out of 13 kids suffer from food allergies, which makes this time of year a little scarier than usual for parents.

If you *do* see a teal pumpkin that means the house is providing *treats* for the trick or treaters with *food* allergies.

“You know full body hives. Eyes swollen shut it’s really scary and not being able to breathe so yeah very scary,” said Laura Edgell, a mother of a child with food allergies.

Anyone interested in participating in the Teal Pumpkin Project just needs to leave a teal pumpkin on their doorstep and provide allergy-free treats for those trick or treaters.

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