RICHMOND, VA (WWBT)- If you're an adult, you probably remember mom baking cookies or cupcakes to bring to school for your birthday, or other special occasions, but no more.
Food allergies have become an epidemic among school-age children. It's a problem that's turned life upside-down, because for some kids, just sitting near a classmate eating a peanut butter & jelly sandwich, could be fatal.
Derek Booth's party to celebrate his 6th birthday was held at Jumpology. Indoor trampolines are a big attraction when you're in the first grade and his mom invited everyone in his class, but some parents wouldn't allow their kids go.
It wasn't a fear of jumping. It was the cupcakes, the ice cream, the candy, and the soft drinks. The explosion of pediatric food allergies have parents on edge, and when declining the invitation, one mother didn't mince words.