What's it like for a real kid who has food allergies? I sat down with Kenton Duty, who co-stars on Disney's Shake It Up, for a Skype interview. He spoke with me about his experiences with food allergies and bullying and his advocacy work.
My daughter was allergic to Blue Dye #2... a common food dye that was an ingredient in the cereal and the two over-the-counter children medicines. Of course, we learned to avoid food dyes like the plague.
No doubt, a severe food allergy is scary. But it's also relatively rare. A much more common scenario is an adult with a low-grade food allergy to say, gluten, who never pinpoints the cause of his misery.
While there is valid concern for the safety of people with food allergies and the consequences of exposure, there is also the observation that the risks of food-related allergies have been over exaggerated