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At least three million kids in America have a food allergy – that's a scary statistic.
Kym Whitley, a comedian, reality show star and mother of a child with allergies was tired of having to give anyone and everyone instructions about her son's eating restrictions – so she took matters into her own hands. Whitley created "Don't Feed Me" T-shirts.
Parents can use a pen to fill in the child's name and check off boxes of what the child is allergic to like peanuts, gluten, dairy, etc. Whitley first made the shirts for her son, Joshua, 2, who wore them to day care.
The other parents showed so much interest in the creative idea that she launched her own business, selling the shirts for $10 on her website Don'tFeedMe.org. They even come in a variety of colors now. Having a child's food allergies clearly visible at all times definitely makes it difficult for a caregiver to make a mistake.