In the article, “The Teal Pumpkin Project” (BTW) I learned that food allergies are a real thing, affecting one out of thirteen American children. As we all know, holidays are around the corner, meaning lots of candy. If you have a sweet tooth, you must be pumped! For the kids with a food allergy, it’s another story. Due to their food allergies, they cannot enjoy the same sweets as the other children, making them feel left out. The Teal Pumpkin Project movement creates an inclusive environment for these children encouraging households to provide an alternative, like toys to these sweets or food-related items. The Teal Pumpkin Project originated in 2012 in Tennessee and it has now become a nationwide movement, wow!Are there any issues in particular that you would address? How would you address them?
I think that this is a very thoughtful movement. Since I have no food allergies, I would have never thought that this was a real issue, but it is, and it is being dealt with. This is not a major issue, but it still qualifies as one because no one should be left out. Instead of pushing people away or conflicting with people because they are different, we should embrace and make them feel included. Doing so can go a long way, it can impact their lives creating a life-changing moment. These life-changing moments develop great people, ultimately creating a great society.