|It started with a discussion on Facebook and just spread from there. People had heard about the "Teal Pumpkin Project" for kids with food allergies and other issues, and wanted to know if anyone in Didsbury might like to participate.|
And thanks to Cary Funk and Twyla Penner, a registry has been set up that includes the addresses in Didsbury where kids can get allergen-free candy and non-food treats.
Inspired by the efforts of a mom in Tennessee, the movement will help raise awareness of food allergies and promote inclusion of all trick-or-treaters throughout the Halloween season.
Didsburians can submit their street address at didsburyhelps.com. Your name will NOT appear on the map; only your address. This form is only for Didsbury residents.
And here's the map of households who have chosen to make their Teal Pumpkin treats known.
Would you like to put up a sign in your yard so kids know you're part of the Teal Pumpkin Project? There's some great posters at www.foodallergy.org..
While you're painting your pumpkin teal this weekend, use the time as an opportunity to talk to your kids about what it means to have a food allergy.
For kids with food allergies, diabetes and other conditions, this simple act means the world.