As any allergy parent knows, there are thousands of websites out there dedicated to teaching adults how to cope with their child’s food allergy. Conspicuously absent, however, are resources that approach allergy from a kid’s perspective. While kid-focused materials may not seem as important as advice for adults, they actually play a critical role in helping a child navigate the fear, uncertainty and anxiety that come with a food allergy diagnosis.
To help fill this gap in allergy education, the people behind the PBS Kids show Arthur launched their new Arthur Family Health website earlier this year. Designed to help children understand wellness issues – including food allergy – the site highlights episodes from the show’s 18-year run that feature a character dealing with a common health problem.
To learn more about how the show helps kids understand food allergy, we sat down with Carol Greenwald, Senior Executive Producer of Children’s Programs at WGBH Boston, to talk about “Binky Goes Nuts,” an episode ofRead More