Why you’ll see teal pumpkins this Halloween

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Teal pumpkins will be beacons for trick-or-treaters will food allergies this Halloween, signaling that home is handing out non-food treats. (Photo: Getty Images)

(PIX11) — When you’re out trick-or-treating Friday, you may see a pumpkin that doesn’t look like the others.

Teal-colored gourds are expected to decorate the front lawns and porches of homes across the country as part of a move to start a new Halloween tradition.

It’s spearheaded by FARE (Food Allergy Research and Education) and the blue-hued pumpkins signal that home is handing out non-food treats, perfect for costumed kiddies with food allergies.

“Halloween can be a tricky time – quite literally – for families managing food allergies because many traditional Halloween treats aren’t safe for children with life-threatening food allergies,” the organization said.

To participate in the movement, FARE recommends painting a pumpkin teal — the color of food allergy awareness — and hand out trinkets like crayons, glow sticks, bubbles, bouncy balls or stickers.