While my son is a child with food allergies, I on the other hand, know that I am one of those allergy-moms. The reason for the distinction is because it seems to me that kids are more accepting of food allergies than adults are.
I had been raised to support the system, to believe in it, and certainly to never speak out. Activism was something that "radicals" did, not conservative soccer moms. But everywhere I turned, there were sick children.