Food Allergy Can Openers: School administrators who get it!


Over the past few months, I’ve had the great fortune to introduce the 13 words of The Land of Can to many elementary students. Yesterday, I was excited to read the Red Sneakers for Oakley Edition of the Land of Not to third graders in the elementary school I once called home, John Beck in Lititz PA.! I’ll be writing much more about my visit in a future post.

To the elementary school administrators across the nation who open their doors to The Land of Can, I say, “Thank you! You get it, and our food allergy community appreciates you far more than any words I can post on this blog.”

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JJ Vulopas is a senior at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. An advocate for young people, JJ has lived with food allergies his entire life. He is the author of the children's book, Land of Not. You can read his daily blog at and follow him @thelandofcan on Twitter and Instagram.