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Back to School with Food Allergies- Questions Allergic Kids Should Answer

Back to School with Food Allergies- Questions Allergic Kids Should Answer

Is your allergic kiddo heading back to school soon, or even off to school for the first time?

There are tons of things to do, of course, from working out accommodations, filling prescriptions for the emergency meds, getting Action Plans, packaging all the meds and plans together, gathering safe backup snacks……

But throughout all the bustle, don’t forget to make sure that your kiddo is prepped, too! It doesn’t matter whether they’re new at this or an old pro, it’s never the wrong time to quiz your child on how to handle their allergies!

Here are some questions you want your allergic child to be able to answer. If they’ve never thought about a certain scenario, give them a chance to work it through by themselves before making your own suggestions.

Regarding food:

 

  • What do you do if someone offers you food at school?
  • What do you do if the food contains your allergens?
  • What do you do if the answer is “I don’t know?” …”I don’t think so?” …”Probably not?” or “Just a little bit?”
  • If your child can read, or at least recognize the words for their allergens, encourage them to . . .

Take a look at the rest of our important questions here!

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