Instead of carving your pumpkins this year, how about painting them teal?
One in every 13 kids has a food allergy, making trick-or-treating, well, tricky. A teal pumpkin tells kids with food allergies that you're handing out non-food treats for Halloween.
"I can't have most of the candy," said 7-year-old Trevin Bentley, who has food allergies.
The nonprofit Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) started the Teal Pumpkin Project in 2014. And since then, a teal pumpkin has made its way into at least one household in all 50 states and 14 countries.
The goal this year is to "have a home on every block in America with a teal pumpkin. We hope that it becomes a new Halloween tradition," Nancy Gregory, FARE's senior director of communications, told USA Today.
Stickers, glow sticks, bubbles, vampire fangs and beads are some suggested non-candy options. And homes can still offer candy by keeping it in a separate bowl.
"We just want to get the word out, show them the beautiful faces of the kids that want to be a part of this and give them the chance to include them in the Halloween experience," said organizer Sarah Piccirillo.