II. Food Allergy Discussion Questions
- What are some valuable survivor skills a person with food allergy learns at an early age? How does this prepare them for adversity?
- Is social isolation a problem for those with food allergy? If yes, how can it be overcome? Is someone with a food allergy at greater risk for bullying in high school? Why or why not? What are signs someone with a food allergy might be being bullied?
- Why would Reid not tell Whitney about his peanut allergy? How is dating more complicated for someone with a food allergy? What would you do if someone you wanted to date had a food allergy?
- High school kids with food allergies feel their school environment has the most unpredictable variables. How does a food fight affect someone with a food allergy? How does the cafeteria line look to someone with a food allergy? How does going out to eat with friends present unique obstacles?
- Close friends need to be allies for those with food allergies. Do you know what can you do to help protect a life? Has your friend ever shown you how to use his or her EpiPen? Are you willing to select a different snack if you knew it could hurt someone? What do your choices say about YOU?
- Can you predict the severity of the reaction someone will have to a food? Even the first time? Is there a cure for food allergy?
- Why do you think food allergy is increasing in children? What would you do if your child had a food allergy?
Exercise in social isolation:
- Is a food allergy a social challenge? Divide students up with a special bracelet. Have them eat at only one table in cafeteria and have to abide to avoiding their allergen (milk, peanut, soy) for two weeks in and outside of of school.
Food Allergy advocate reviews of Sundial:
“Imaginative, Suspenseful, Out-of-the-box…I am the President & Founder of Arizona Food Allergy Alliance . That coupled with my background in broadcasting and writing of over 10 years for top stations in Phoenix and Raising Arizona Kids Magazine… I am impressed by the imaginative, suspenseful, and out-of-the-box look at teenage love, heroism and bravery.” – Lisa Horne on Amazon
“This book is a riveting tale that highlights teens who deal with food allergies. It should be required summer reading for High School Students. I can not wait to read the sequel.” – Lisa Giuriceo on Amazon