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The Doctor Is In: 5 Tips For Raising Kids With Food Allergies

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The Doctor Is In:
5 Tips For Raising Kids
With Food Allergies

 

This topic is especially close to me because I was a kid with several severe food allergies. I was diagnosed at two months old with allergies to all of the common allergens, dairy, nuts, chocolate, seafood and more. I believe my mother did a great job raising me with these allergies because I have lived in 3 different countries, I obviously ate and I am alive. I did have a few scares and though in frequent (I can count the number on one hand), they left an indelible mark on me. So this post is for parents; here are 5 tips to help you to navigate food allergies with your child.

 

1. Empower Your Kids

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Start this as soon as your child is diagnosed. The child needs to know what they can and can not eat. They need to understand what will happen if they eat their allergens. The more information the children know, the better they can advocate for themselves.

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