Valentine's Day, like other holidays, can be a challenging time for food allergy families.
School parties as well as community events have an abundance of food and sweet treats which can present dangers for those with food allergies.
“One in three parents report their children with life-threatening food allergies have experienced anaphylaxis on Valentine's Day”, according to a new study by Mylan Specialty.
This is a scary statistic and a reminder that we have to remain vigilant every day.
Here are some tips to safely navigate through Valentine's Day.
My daughter's teacher is not having a party in the classroom. I am providing nut-free mini-cupcakes for a small treat and the students will be exchanging Valentines to take home and open after school where I can check them. My daughter knows not to open her bag until we can look through it when she gets home.
Valentine's Day can be fun for kids with food allergies – you need to take extra precautions and plan ahead.
Kids with Food Allergies http://www.kidswithfoodallergies.org
Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network (FAAN) http://www.foodallergy.org
Post by Jenni Hilton