Health Tip: Protect Kids Who Have Food
(HealthDay News) -- 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
- 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.
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