Teal-coloured pumpkins to signal non-allergy risk treats for young Trick and Treaters

It's that time of year when many children will be going 'Trick or Treating', putting on Halloween-themed fancy dress and knocking on doors in the hope of getting sweet treats.

The teal pumpkin shows the householder can offer small toys as treats

But it can be a worrying time for parents if their child has a food allergy. Now an idea that began in America - the Teal Pumpkin project - is taking root here.

People are being encouraged to offer non-food treats as a way of making sure that all youngsters are included in the fun. Kevin Ashford reports.

For more details about the Teal Pumpkin Project, including a map of Teal Pumpkin areas across the UK, visit their website.