U.S. Senators Dick Durbin (D) and Mark Kirk (R) of Illinois have recently introduced the “School Access to Emergency Epinephrine Act” which could potentially safeguard the lives of millions of school children with known food allergies and many more that have not been diagnosed.
Dear Fellow Parent,
I understand your child will have to forgo peanut butter and jelly sandwiches at school in order to protect children with food allergies like mine. I realize this accommodation may seem extreme to you, especially since your child refuses to eat anything else but PB&J. Though I am sympathetic and can offer you a strategy for dealing with this, let me first explain why the school has adopted this rule.
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