April 2, 2020 – World Autism Awareness Day |National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day

Transcript for April 2nd

Welcome to April 2nd, 2020, on the National Day Calendar.  Today we celebrate a shift in perspective and a mash-up we can’t get enough of.  More after the break from our founder, Marlo Anderson.

World Autism Awareness Day is celebrated each year on April 2nd as one of only three health issues recognized by the United Nations. In honor of the millions of people affected by autism, the Light it Up Blue campaign encourages people to shine blue lights over thousands of iconic landmarks, businesses and homes.  This act reminds us to change how we think about this health “crisis” and to remember the unique talents and skills of persons with autism around the world. On World Autism Awareness Day, we invite you to see things in a whole new light.

While it’s hard to imagine the good old “PB&J” being anything but kid stuff, peanut butter sandwiches were first served in New York city’s finest tea rooms in the early 1900’s.  It was only when the price of peanut butter fell that kids got their hands on them in the 1920’s and during WWII this packable ration was tough to beat. The winning combination finally earned its “stripes” in 1968 when the J.M. Smucker Co, started jaring “Goober,” the  alternating, layered peanut butter and jelly mashup. On National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day get your mitts on an all-time favorite that satisfies the kid in all of us.

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