There is a new Facebook group just for teenagers (middle school, high school, and young adults) with food restrictions! Food restrictions can be anything from a one to multiple food sensitivities, allergies, or intolerances. If you are on a diet like GAPS, Paleo, SCD or have your own personalized diet then you are welcomed to join the group as well!
From my personal experiences, having food restrictions is difficult for anyone but they are especially hard for teenagers because we are young to have our health problems and even younger to be doing something about them.
I spent many hours looking for a Facebook group, blog, or just blog post about teenagers with food restrictions. I found almost nothing. All I wanted was a community to relate to and to support me when my friends weren’t able to understand what I was going through. So that’s what this group is for- to create a community and support system for all of us.
To be successful though, this group needs to be supportive, welcoming, and kind to all the members. No one should feel nervous or afraid to ask a question. This should a safe environment to ask for advice about anything related to the struggles that come with food restrictions. This group is also a place to share what you are going through-struggles and successes.
If you are a teenager with food restrictions we would love to have you join the group! Even if you feel as if you don’t necessary need advice or support, others do and there is power in numbers. You can also help others by answering their questions and offering advice based on your experiences.
I hope many of you join the group and I look forward to getting to know you!
Parents- If you think your teenage child would benefit from this group, please encourage them to join us because we would to have them!
** I know Facebook isn’t that cool anymore so if you have a suggestion for a different and more trending social media network to move the group to, please contact me.**