Health Tip: Protect Kids Who Have Food Allergies
(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 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.