Mmmmmmm…..don’t these desserts look delicious? Well, for some children I personally know, they are simply dangerous.
Peanut butter. Eggs. Dairy. Wheat. And the list goes on.
Today, over 15 million Americans, including nearly 6 million children are suffering from life threatening allergies….and something as simple as eating in the school cafeteria, attending a birthday party or eating out at a restaurant can carry terrifying risks.
So, today, I want to highlight the work of FAAN (The Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network), and the FAAN Walk For Food Allergy events happening around the country (this weekend in Westchester County) that are being held to raise awareness and research funding.
You may personally know someone who carries an EPI pen with them, have a child who suffers from life threatening allergies or never thought much about it at all.
Each of us can make a difference, so today I dedicate this post to my young friends Grace, Jack, Henry and Luke and all the other children out there who have no choice but to trust the adults around them.