If you’ve noticed some brightly colored teal pumpkins on your neighbor’s porch, they’re not just being artsy.
It’s a campaign designed to promote a safe and fun Halloween for everyone. Homes that display a teal pumpkin outside on Halloween signals that it’s allergy-friendly. Trick-or-treaters will know you have a non-candy item to give.READ MORE: Uxbridge School Athletic Center Being Dedicated In Memory Of Holy Cross Rower Grace Rett
As an alternative, people can buy non-food treats like glow sticks, bubbles, kazoos, spider rings, stickers, and vampire fangs.
The Centers for Disease Control estimates that food allergies among children have increased 50 percent in the last 18 years.READ MORE: Port Of Boston Welcomes 'Ever Fortune,' Its Biggest Container Ship Ever
The movement, known as the Teal Pumpkin Project started last year, and has kicked off around the country and world-wide.
What do you think of the teal pumpkin campaign which is meant to make Halloween more inclusive for all kids?MORE NEWS: Taking Off The Kid Gloves For Mac Jones And Other Leftover Patriots Thoughts