National Food Allergy week - Help Make It a Safer Place For Kids
Posted on May 12, 2014 by Maggie LaBarbera
This week is national Food Allergy Week.
I want to do my part in raising awareness to this important condition because it now affects 1 in 13 children. There is no cure for it and teaching children and adults on how to manage children who have this condition is key to preventing serious allergic reactions like anaphylaxis.
Nourish Thought for the Day:
We all have children in our lives whether it be family, friends or through work. You can do one thing to get involved and that is to help spread the word about food allergies. You might just save a life.
Parenting Tips and Articles on Children with Food Allergies
Food can affect children in a surprising variety of ways. Your child can develop an allergy later in childhood even if he/she has never had one. Keys to managing your child's food allergies.
Children with food allergies can have different types of reactions. The severity of a food allergy can really vary from child to child. Learn about the most common symptoms of food allergies.
People often confuse the difference between a food allergy and a food intolerance. There is a difference. Learn the subtle and not-so subtle differences between food allergies and food intolerances.
There are eight foods that are watch-outs for causing allergies in children. Our dietitians have created a quick reference to the foods that most commonly cause food allergies in children.
If your child has food allergies, you may be worried about exposure to foods. Afterall, food is a regular part of the school day and after-school programs. Learn three important steps every parent must take to keep their child safe at school.
Your child has developed food allergies. The first step is learning how to find food allergens on food packaging. Here is a simple and quick guide to grocery shopping for your child with food allergies tips and resources.
We have selected some useful resources that provide specific information for parents and teachers managing children with food allergies.
Kids' Food Allergy Handouts
Fun coloring and worksheet that teachers children about the most common food allergies.
Published: Mar 22, 2012
Eight tips to help parents or caretakers who have children with food allergies.
Published: Mar 19, 2014