HOW TO AVOID THE FOOD
- Make sure your child knows what foods they are allergic to
- Either agree with canteen staff regarding preparation of separate allergen free meals OR bring your own allergen free packed lunch
- Ensure your child knows not to share food
- Avoid the food during cooking classes
PREVENTING MY CHILD BEING BULLIED
Unfortunately, children are sometimes bullied because of their food allergies. This may be because others do not understand about allergies. A good plan is to encourage your child’s nursery or school to educate other children on allergies.
EDUCATE–The “It’s Not a Joke” campaign has been developed to help children learn more about allergies and how to
prevent food allergy bullying.
REASSURE – It’s important to explain to your child that it is not their fault that they have an allergy.
COMMUNICATE – Understanding how your child and other children feels about food allergies is important. This will help you to identify how best to support and help your child.