Everyone is limping across the finish line to the last day of school or is celebrating the weird end we just celebrated last week. But what happens next year? Are we all going to still be doing Zoom school, working from home balancing it all. As the parent of a cold with a life-threatening disease, the thought of school being completely different again can be terrifying.
We talk a lot about inclusive education on this page, but what does that really mean? One of the most common examples I give when speaking with educators is if the public would be outraged by how you are separating a food allergic child if you swapped disabilities with a visible one, such as a child who was using a wheelchair you are doing something wrong.
However, all of these seem very limiting to our team here. When you live with a food allergy or are a parent or teacher who is responsible for children who have a food allergy(ies), mistakes happen, that child has an allergic reaction can there be a success at that moment?
Today’s episode is with Leah Robilotto of The Food Allergy Institute. In this episode, Leah and I discuss food allergy teasing, taunting and bullying. With an expertise in assisting schools and families through the psychological trauma that can come with food allergy management, Leah offers tips and tricks for addressing issue and concern, that benefits all sides of an issue.
As any food allergy parent will tell you, the management of food allergies can have a profound effect on a family’s life, trickling into aspects of day-to-day living, both large and small. Daily activities such as grocery shopping, cooking dinner, and preparing snacks become challenging, as food package labels do not consistently list food allergens. When dining out, families will…