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29 May 2009

A Great Commentary from a Connecticut Food Allergy Parent

If you have kids with food allergies, you may appreciate this anonymous article: Food Allergies A Matter of Life and Death. It is written by a food allergy parent who is "in the middle", not a hysterical "food nazi" but not a "laissez faire" parent either. It's well written and to the point. Kudos to whoever the writer is! By the way, whoever you are, I know exactly what you mean!

Here's one of my favorite parts of this Hartford Courant article:

"When we were looking for preschools, the most important feature was the school's policy on peanut and tree-nut products. My child would be younger than 3 when he started school, and I didn't think he was quite ready to determine on his own if he should or should not eat that fantastic-looking cookie a classmate had offered. No, toddlers don't have a good history of making good choices. Nor are they known for their fastidious hand-washing habits."

5 comments:

Jane Anne said...

Thanks for passing this on. I really enjoyed reading the article. I was amazed by some of the commenters.

Jenny said...

"Hysterical food nazis." ?????

Jennifer B said...

LOL! Hysterical "food nazis" is a reference to a remark made by Boston "shock jock", Michael Graham, recently. I am sure there are people out there who would count me as a hysterical "food nazi"! You know what they say about sticks and stones...we do what we must. What I meant in this context is that the commentary appears to be written by a very middle-of-road parent, not falling on either extreme end of the spectrum of food allergy parenting.

Jenny said...

Are you kidding--a Boston DJ said that? Isn't the idea of attaching the word "nazi" to a term as a means to denigrate someone's beliefs old by now??? I thought Rush Limbaugh had pretty much exhausted that one.

I'm so glad I didn't hear the Boston radio guy in his initial statements--my blood pressure reading is safe for another day! :)

Jennifer B said...

Yep, I called in a bunch of times and did get through, but apparently my planned comment was not unique enough to get on the air. Lots of ignorant remarks were on the air, the usual. Being the generous soul I am this morning, I hope those poor ignorant folks don't ever have to experience or witness a loved one experiencing a serious allergic reaction or anaphylaxis.

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