Here’s an idea for young children with severe food allergies. The Don’t Feed Me shirt is the brainchild of actress Kym Whitley whose 2-year-old son Joshua has such allergies.
According to an ABC News article by Karen Keller . . .
At least 3 million American children have a food or digestive allergy, and the problem is growing, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Between 1997 and 2007, the figure rose 18 percent.
Dr. Wayne Shreffler, director of the Food Allergy Center at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston has expressed ” ‘mixed feelings’ about the T-shirts, because they could become a bully magnet,” though he adds that, “schools increasingly are aware of the issue … and by and large, most schools handle it well.”
Several parents who left comments on the article share the bullying concern. The use of a child’s name on a T-shirt was also of concern to some.
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