Health Tip: Protect Kids Who Have Food Allergies

-- Depending on your child's sensitivity, a food allergy can range from very mild to life-threatening.

The American Dietetic Association offers these suggestions to help protect kids who have food allergies:

  • Always check food labels for potential allergens.
  • Make sure you inform all family members, teachers and caregivers about the severity of food allergies and symptoms to watch for.
  • Make sure your child is fully informed, so he or she can be proactive in preventing an allergic reaction.
  • Work with a registered dietitian to develop a healthy eating plan that excludes allergens.

Posted: November 2011


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