Make Halloween less scary for kids with allergies, join the Teal Pumpkin Project

(CNN) -- The Food and Allergy Research and Education Organization (FARE) wants to take the potentially deadly "tricks" out of trick-or-treating this Halloween. The group is trying to accomplish this with its Teal Pumpkin Project.

It encourages people to put a painted pumpkin outside their door if they are offering non-food treats for kids with allergies. Another option, download FARE's non-food treats Halloween poster and put it on your door. The group suggests small toys, stickers and crayons as an option.

Food allergies can be life threatening -- and they affect one in 13 children in the United States.

CLICK HERE to learn more about the Teal Pumpkin Project.