I'd like to share an article I wrote for our local Patch about the situation in Florida involving a peanut allergic six-year-old.
I know this is the nightmare of every parent with a food allergic preschooler, but I can assure you that this situation does not appear to be typical in schools in our country. We have had a very positive experience with our public school system and I hear mostly the same from my fellow food allergy parents. The key is planning and open communication.
A support system via Facebook has been set up for the Florida family involved in this national news story. Feel free to lend your support and share your experiences.