Tuesday, February 28, 2012

College with Food Allergies

Brody may only be in junior high, but one question that is always floating around in the back of my mind is "how will he manage going to college with food allergies?"  I love reading articles that put a positive spin on this topic, because the thought of sending my little guy off to college someday with life-threatening food allergies is a tad bit terrifying to me at the moment!  Good thing we have plenty of time to figure it all out!

Here is a recent interview with a college student:   http://www.allergicchild.com/allergicblog/?p=122

And here is a brand new blog I just stumbled upon today.  It is written by two college students who want to share their experiences of living at school with food allergies. http://collegeallergy.com/index.php/blog/

1 comment:

Molly said...

I am a NP in a university health center and treat students with a wide variety of food allergies. I was very touched by one young woman's experience of being unable to find friends to room with due to the severity of her allergies. They are willing to accommodate her needs of no peanuts, tree nuts, legumes or eggs for a meal but not as a way of life. One friend told her that she is afraid she would not only endanger her friend but ultimately resent her because her own diet includes lots of nuts, legumes and peanut butter. Sadly, I don't think this an isolated situation.