Today was a good day. I sat in the conference room of my preschooler’s school, along with the school’s Executive Director, Preschool Director, Elementary School Principal, School Nurse, and Dr. Alissa Hersh, a leading Allergist and Immunologist. We all know the food allergy problem is getting worse year by year. We know the statistics. But it hit home when the Preschool Director stated that she is a first-hand witness to the proliferation of food allergies in children. Just a few years ago it was one child in every classroom…now it’s two to three and growing every year.
There’s lots of work to be done. Many changes to implement and rules to enforce. And lots of educating to the educators. They’ve accepted the challenge.
[Here’s a sneak pick at some of the steps they need to take… there are many other steps on top of these.]
Today was a breath of fresh air. I appreciate the school’s genuine interest in helping to protect our food allergy children as much as possible. They have a great attitude.
As we battle this food allergy epidemic we need more like them.
How does your child's school handle food allergies?