Many schools are using older students as lunchtime monitors for younger kids. For parents of children with food allergies the practice seems like an accident waiting to happen.
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Food allergy bullying is on the rise. With such high stakes, it’s an alarming trend that needs to be stopped.
From blogs to the press to esteemed medical journals, those who support anaphylaxis policies in schools are being branded as “hysterical” or “fearful” or even needing to “feel special”. Exceptional anxiety is portrayed as the rule. AL bites into: why critics love to hate food allergy.
By nature, teens are a risk-taking bunch. When those risks involve food allergies, the consequences can be alarming. At worse, they can be fatal.