This is Leila Taub.
Leila is a 7th grader at Windward School in Los Angeles. Although she doesn’t have any food allergies herself, (except an intolerance for lactose,) she knows many close family and friends with deathly allergies. Leila feels very strong about this topic because she is lucky enough to not need to ever worry about asking if anything contains certain ingredients. She wants to help because she thinks that everyone should be in an environment where they feel safe and not worried.
This is Shane Frazier.
Shane does not have any serious allergies to food (besides stomach problems with lactose) but has various friends and his best friend has a deadly peanut allergy. Shane feels extremely strong about this topic because he loves eating and sharing food, but a lot of the things he gets to enjoy on, others can’t. This sometimes limits the places and things people do/ go and Shane is all about equal opportunity. Shane wants to help because he thinks that restaurants and other food selling places should be either more explanatory about what harms people could have while eating their product/ food, or have some device or alternative food so more people can enjoy meals knowing they are safe.
This is Ava Pearl.
Ava does have a nut allergy. Ava feels like this is very important because she knows a lot of people with allergies, although not many are that severe. And because she has a nut allergy, she thinks that they should have to take another step and look very closely at labels or ask a waiter at a restaurant. Her goal for this project is to make sure that people are more aware of the risks of nut allergies.