Studies have shown that young people with food allergies may take unnecessary risks so they aren't viewed as "different" by their peers. They just want to fit in. Perfectly understandable, but this is something that strikes terror in the heart of parents of food allergic kids everywhere.
That's why I love this new Canadain site: Why Risk It. Sponsored by Anaphylaxis Canada, the site allows teens and young adults to share their stories about life with food allergy. Covering everything from school to dating to dining out and more, people share their stories and learn from one another. It appears to be quite appropriate for younger kids as well.