With a birthday of mine less than 2 months away, I thought that a short segment on birthdays would be great timing.
From Chuck E Cheese parties during my earlier birthdays to the more popular group dinners and food-related celebrations in recent years, food has never failed to be the center of attention at a birthday party. This can be incredibly stressful for both the parent and the child, and cause the anguish of feeling singled out. I have felt this time and time again. With ample experience from over the years, I’ve got a few tips for you to use for your next birthday gathering.
1 in 13 children in the U.S. lives with a food allergy. It’s no uncommon phenomenon. My name is Gauri Sood, and I am one of the 5.6 million children in the U.S. with a food allergy. I am the teen representative on the leadership board of Food Allergies Rochester MN.
I am thoroughly excited to be writing here, as I feel that my journey has been one that hopefully you can learn and gain confidence and assurance from, as well as find similarities with, so that you don’t feel alone in your own journey. I will be here to provide personal experiences, comment on current allergy events, and provide my own tips and tricks, all from the perspective of a sixteen year old.
Please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any specific questions or topics you would like to hear about. See you soon!
Gauri is a rising senior at Mayo High School. She is the teen representative for Food Allergies Rochester MN.