Pic 'n Play: What's your CAN?
Young people with food allergies are constantly saying what they can't do. I can't eat this. I can't do that. I can't go there. Constantly identifying yourself by your nots is problematic, experts say. This is why it's important for us to encourage these young people to identify what they CAN do, who they are, and who they will be. Before we do that, though, we must be prepared to answer the questions ourselves. What is your CAN?
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 www.thelandofcan.com and follow him @thelandofcan on Twitter and Instagram.