NEW YORK (AP) — The news isn’t good.
New York’s school system is struggling with a high number of kids with food allergies.
It’s a crisis.
The New York Times has the scoop.
The Times’s new food allergy reporter, Michael Wojcik, talks about what it’s like reporting this story on the front lines of the problem.
You might have seen some of the images on the left.
You might not have seen them all, but if you do, you can tell that they’re a lot like this.
The pictures are from a New York school, where kids with allergies have been forced to eat on the cafeteria tables.
The food has been removed to make room for the special equipment, which includes special plates, special cutlery and other special food items.
And now, a new generation of New Yorkers are being put through the ordeal.
This week, a special edition of the Times Newsroom is broadcast.
The story starts in September and focuses on a New Jersey school.
The students with food-allergy problems, the ones who need special equipment to help them with their allergies, are in for a very different experience.
This is a real-life example of how it works in real life.
The students have to eat and then come back to their desks.
The equipment is there.
The staff is there, but not at the tables.
They’re in the cafeteria with the food.
This is what happens when you have a food-related emergency at school: You have to be at the table with your students.
You have the food, but they’re eating on the same tables.
In other words, they’re in their classrooms.
So what happens is the kids have to take a long walk back to the cafeteria.
There’s a very high percentage of them with food allergy.
In some schools, there’s not enough food to go around.
The special equipment is out of reach, and the food is left on the table.
The result is that they have to wait in line for days to be served.
They go home hungry.
This story was produced by The Associated Press.
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