If you've been paying attention to Halloween decor this season, you've probably noticed some teal pumpkins in the mix. These blue-green gourds look cool, but they're actually part of something much bigger: It's called the Teal Pumpkin Project, and it's an awesome way to include kids with food allergies and other conditions in all the trick-or-treating fun.

By placing a teal pumpkin on your doorstep, you're letting the neighborhood know that your house has non-food treats available on Halloween night. You can paint a regular ol' pumpkin teal, or there are many items for sale that are teal to highlight the effort. You can also add your home to the Food Allergy Research & Education's Teal Pumpkin Project map.

The Teal Pumpkin Project is a wonderful way to make sure no one has to miss out on the fun on Halloween because of food allergies or special dietary needs. So go ahead: Set up your teal pumpkin paraphernalia now, then stock up on some awesome non-food treats that'll have all the trick-or-treaters flocking to your house. Happy Halloween!

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