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Food Allergies at School
On January 7, 2009 @ 9:32 am In All Articles,At School,Food Allergies
Food allergies can cause everything from indigestion or headache, to eczema, wheezing, hives, or – in extreme cases – anaphylaxis, an allergic reaction causing the windpipe to swell closed. A study by Hugh Sampson, M.D., of Mt. Sinai School of Medicine in New York, found that four out of six cases of fatal food anaphylaxis occurred at school.
Parents of children with food allergies should:
In the school cafeteria
Lunch is a time for your child to relax, re-energize, and socialize with friends. It should be a pleasant experience, and your child needs to feel “just like the other kids” despite food restrictions. As a parent, you can help your food-allergic child be independent and responsible for food choices. It is up to you to establish guidelines for your child and set a foundation for an effective dietary regimen.
The following are steps you can take to support your child:
Above all, keep a positive attitude when enforcing the importance of your child’s diet. Praise children for their efforts and remember a child with allergies is a “normal” child who just has to eat a bit differently!
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 AANMA Prepares Kids to Go Back to School with Food Allergies: http://www.aanma.org/press-room/press-releases/allergy-asthma-network-mothers-of-asthmatics-aanma-prepares-kids-to-go-back-to-school-with-food-allergies/
 When Will I Outgrow Food Allergies?: http://www.aanma.org/2009/02/when-will-i-outgrow-food-allergies/
 Flipping the Lid On Food Allergies: http://www.aanma.org/2013/01/flipping-the-lid-on-food-allergies/
 Flipping the Lid On Food Allergies: http://www.aanma.org/publication/aat-subscription/flipping-the-lid-on-food-allergies/
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