The Teal Pumpkin Project makes a difference on Halloween

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RAPID CITY S.D. (KOTA TV) - Kids with allergies no longer have to get the short end of the stick on Halloween.

The Teal Pumpkin Project is making an effort to bring awareness to food allergies, while also allowing children to participate in the joy of trick or treating.

All you have to do is place a teal pumpkin outside your door on Halloween to let children and parents know that you will be giving out treats other than candy for those with allergies.

This is a national movement that is designed to create a safer Halloween.

Anyone can participate. Rapid City native Miranda Andrew has joined the movement.

"Majority of the candy we collected my son couldn't have because of his food allergies and then we found out that there was a way to recognize which houses has something that was safe and we definitely wanted to be one of those houses for kids too,” Rapid City parent Miranda Andrew said.

Common alternative treats are glow sticks, stickers and peal on tattoos.