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.
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