Now in it’s third year since inception, the Teal Pumpkin Project has become a widely known and accepted symbol of including those with food allergies and those who cannot have typical Halloween candy by providing non-food treats. Continue reading
Welcome to the club where nobody wants the free membership card. First, take a deep breath and know you aren’t alone.
If your child’s school has a ban on a food, whether it be peanuts, tree nuts, eggs, dairy, gluten, WHATEVER, and you send it anyway because you feel “It’s not my job to keep some XYZ allergy kid safe,” not only are you an asshole, but you are a danger to society and need major reform. By that logic, should my child get to bring a loaded gun to school? He knows how to use it, so that should make it safe for everyone else, right? To you, this may not be a true comparison, but to the parent of a child with a life threatening food allergy, it’s exactly the same. Both are just as lethal to our child.
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