With Halloween coming, many parents may worry about potential food allergies with candy, chocolate, and peanuts. In fact 1 out of every 13 children in the US has a food allergy. HSHS Good Shepherd in Shelbyville along with the Food Allergy Research and Education Organization is working on a way to be able to help children who have food allergies have a safe Halloween. It’s called the Teal Pumpkin Project, and it’s designed to encourage people to raise awareness of food allergies during the Halloween Season. Kristy Gorden, Marketing Specialist with HSHS Good Shepherd says that food allergies are on the rise and this helps all children.
Helping the community helps kids not have to visit the hospital and that’s a plus in Gorden’s eyes.
For more information on the Teal Pumpkin Project, visit www.foodallergy.org/education-awareness/teal-pumpkin-project/.