October 24, 2018
Almost 6 million children have food allergies. That’s one in 13 kids, or roughly two in every classroom navigating snack time, birthday treats and lunchroom chaos that involves more than a few peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.
If you’re a parent struggling to understand what exactly is going on with the food allergies at school, here’s a cheat sheet.
If your child does not have a food allergy, it can be tough to understand what’s going on with their classmates. Food allergies are serious business, especially at schools where food oversight is tricky and kids can easily feel left out. The next time you’re in charge of snack, double check your child’s class policy on outside food to avoid putting other kids at risk!