How do I teach my child not to eat unsafe food?
How can my child still have fun if they can't eat the birthday cake?
Here's a sneak peak at one of the pages of Allergy Fun - Growing up with multiple food allergies. This page can be used to discuss how some foods can contain egg, without looking like they do. Explaining to kids that they must always check with their parent about the ingredients before they eat any new food. It is also important to explain for example, that the chicken nuggets we have at home don't have egg in them, but others can, and that there is no way to tell, unless you read the ingredients list.
I am proud to say our 3 year old always asks me to "check the ingredients!" One time, he actually located it on the packet before I did! Education can start at any age, and the more books you can read to them about food allergies, the more normal they will feel about having those food allergies.
If you have specific questions or scenarios that you find tricky, tell me about it! The food allergy community needs to lean on eachother for all our everyday challenges :-)
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