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4 Things To Keep In Mind If Your Children Has Food Allergies

4 Things To Keep In Mind If Your Children Has Food Allergies

It is not easy to live with someone with food allergy, and it is especially true when it comes to children. So, here are a few tips that might help you. 

Reading Labels

It’s very important to check the label of any pre-packed food or drinks your child has in case it contains ingredients they’re allergic to. 

Common 8 food allergens: Eggs, Milk, Peanuts, Tree nuts, Fish, Shellfish, Wheat & Soy

Let the staff know

When eating out, make sure the staff know about any allergies. You may ask for a firm guarantee that the specific food won’t be in any of the dishes served.

Let the school know

If your child has severe food allergy, notifying the school regarding the allergy is very important in case of accidental exposure.

Educate your child

Once your child is mature enough to understand their food allergy, it is very important to educate them about what foods to avoid and what should they do if there is an unexpected allergic reaction.

References:

National Health Service. 2016. Living with Food Allergies. NHS,. https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/food-allergy/living-with/ [18 February 2019].

Valenta, R., Hochwallner, H., Linhart, B. & Pahr, S. 2015. Food Allergies : The Basics. Gastroenterology, 148(6), 1120–1131. condition induced by mental tasks. Amino Acids, 43, pp.1331–1337.

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