With food allergies on the rise, many schools are rightly making accommodations for their allergy students. The author of this article interviewed Dr. Nicholas Christakis, who feels that creating bans for certain foods, like nuts, is actually perpetuating the allergy problem.
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Overall, this article shows the deep misunderstanding about the danger of food allergies. It’s an extremely emotional issue, as Anne Munoz-Furlong, the CEO of FAAN, pointed out in the article, and unfortunately, someone will inevitably be unhappy with a food ban. However, in my opinion, everyone deserves to be safe!
As an allergy parent, continue to raise awareness of the dangers of food allergies and make sure your child is prepared on a daily basis with the food or formula he/she can eat and drink and an EpiPen on hand.
How do you feel about food bans in schools? I’d love to know!