Teal is the New Orange:
Help Us Create an Allergen-Friendly Halloween
Halloween brings out the kid in all of us as a fun day of dressing up in costumes, telling spine-tingling stories, and going door-to-door collecting tricks or treats. Buehler’s wants all children, and the entire community, to have a safe and happy Halloween, including those managing allergies. A 1 out of every 13 children has a food allergy*, we’re supporting the Teal Pumpkin Project, encouraging our shoppers to offer allergen-free options to trick or treaters.
Steps to Participate
- Plan to put a teal pumpkin on your doorstep on Halloween. Buehler’s has a variety of options available as well as stencils and pumpkins for you to paint on your own.
- Register your house on the Teal Pumpkin Project Pledge and receive an official Teal Pumpkin Project Pledge certificate to display on your window or door for the entire neighborhood to see.
- Offer allergen free options to trick-or-treaters on Halloween night.
- Spread the word to your family and friends, making Halloween a fun, safe, and positive experience for all!
Allergen Free Treats and Toys
Stock up on the following allergen free options – many of which are on display at Buehler’s stores – for Halloween school events, parties and trick-or-treating.
- Finger puppets
- Bubbles or bubble wands
- Spider Rings
- Halloween Pencils
- Halloween stencils
- Temporary monster tattoos
- Glow-in-the-dark stickers
- Glow sticks
- Bouncy balls
- Game books (mazes, seek and find, etc)
- Mini boxes of raisins
- Crunchy Rice Rollers
- Free2b Sun Cups
- Enjoy Life Candy Bars
- Wax lips
Allergen-Free Halloween Snacks
Click here to find recipes for some special Halloween Snack recipes!
Allergen-Free Halloween Ideas
Here are some tips for participating in the Teal Pumpkin project. Our teal pumpkins are available at our 7 Healthy Living stores: Wooster (2), Medina (2), Ashland, Massillon and Orrville.
Annette Maggi, MS, RDN, LD, FAND (left) and Shari Steinbach, MS, RDN are registered dietitians helping Buehler’s Fresh Foods bring Healthy Living to life for our shoppers.
*Reference: Gupta RS, Warren CM, Smith BM, Blumenstock JA, Jiang J, Davis MM, Nadeau KC. The public health impact of parent-reported childhood food allergies in the United States. Pediartrics. 2018; 142(6):e20181235