Allergy breakfast club helps support kids at South Carolina school

Food allergies affect one in 13 kids — according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Parents of kids at Monarch Elementary School in Simpsonville, South Carolina are making sure students with food allergies feel supported, and still get to enjoy just being a kid.

The school has an allergy breakfast club. Students are invited to gather every Monday morning before school. They eat breakfast foods that are safe for all different types of food allergies.

They also do art projects – like gluten-free playdoh and painting teal pumpkins to raise awareness of food allergies.

Together, these students don’t feel left out or different. They feel supported, instead.

Learn more about what sparked the idea to form the club by watching the video from WYFF.