Tuesday, June 21, 2011

How Do Food Allergies Affect Daily Life?

There's been a lot of news this week about a new study showing the incidence of food allergies in children as quite high and The Today Show actually had a segment on it this morning as well. Now, a fellow blogger just wrote an article about food allergies for the Today Show section on MSNBC.com as well.  You go girl!

Living in a world of constant danger: One mom's story of food allergies

Jenny's piece is a good personal story to read to start to understand how it affects the families of these kids.  We know those of you reading this don't need the education, but perhaps the information will be new to someone else, and will make them more empathetic the next time they are asked to put up with minor inconveniences for the sake of these kids' safety. 

Oh, and if you don't think this information needs to be passed along, just read the other Today Show article, titled:

Allergy backlash: Skeptic moms flout no-peanut rules

For the life of us, we'll never understand why some people feel so strongly about their "right" to bring a peanut butter sandwich to school.

Bottom line: More education is needed. Not everyone is as thoughtful as you peeps.

Please read and pass along. 

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