by Amanda Painter, South Chapter Coordinator
Teal Pumpkin season is upon us!
Thanks to media coverage, national promotion and now being able to purchase teal pumpkins at craft stores, food allergy awareness is increasing. Despite the growing popularity of the project, I often hear from many parents each year “we didn’t see any teal pumpkins when trick-or-treating.”
So, how do we, food allergy families and advocates, get others to participate? Remember that we are the driving force for this project. Tell people about it!
Often our assumption is that those without food allergies see all the media coverage and are encouraged to do it themselves. While this does happen at times, it's usually a personal connection that will motivate someone to participate in the project.
Here are some suggestions to encourage those in your neighborhood and community to take part in the Teal Pumpkin Project.
As with any group of concerned people, we can make a difference when we all pitch in. Help promote compassion and understanding during this Halloween season.
What other strategies have you used to encourage others to participate in the Teal Pumpkin Project?
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