Situation Food Allergy: Does your child drink the water?

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Situation Food Allergy. Does your child drink the water?

BLOG POST #143 — Your 11-year-old daughter, who has food allergies, is on an overnight trip with a friend's family. After a day touring the city, your daughter and her friend are thirsty. Luckily, there's refreshing lemon and orange infused water waiting for them in the hotel lobby. 

Your daughter's friend makes a dash to the dispensers and mixes the two.

"I'm so thirsty," she says. "And Orange-Lemon is my favorite!" 

Your daughter grabs a cup. Does she fill it? 


JJ Vulopas is a rising 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.