LOWELLVILLE, Ohio (WKBN) – For some kids, most Halloween candy is off-limits because of food allergies.
Food Allergy Research and Education say one in 13 children have food allergies.
Eating candy with things like peanuts can cause serious health problems.
When Lowellville Police discovered how many kids have food allergies, they decided to pass out different candy for trick or treaters.
“My captain actually found out about it and made our whole department aware of it,” Chief Richard Jamrozik said. “We’re passing out Tootsie Rolls and Dum Dums…You’d be surprised, it’s pretty common.”
The Teal Pumpkin Project is raising awareness about food allergies. Painting a pumpkin teal means you have non-food treats for trick or treaters.