We all know how special friends can be. Friends can help you learn new things, and you depend on each other in many ways.

Your friends have seen you work very hard at staying away from foods that could make you sick. It's important that they know why, so that they can help you avoid those foods too. Teaching your friends about your food allergy will make them your PALs. When they help you avoid a reaction or during a reaction, they become PAL heroes, and you can send them a PAL certificate.

So, how well do your friends understand your food allergy? Now would be a great time to review what they know!

You know you have a good PAL when your friend…

We want to hear about your PALs! E-mail us your stories and we will share them with others.

Are you a Girl Scout? Check out our special Be a PAL Girl Scout patch.