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Bullying and food allergies: Four things to do

Bullying and food allergies: The facts are upsetting. According to Food Allergy Research and Education (FARE), one-third of children with food allergies experiences bullying. How can we prevent bullying and food allergies? What can we do as parents? The fact is, we can do a lot! FARE’s “It’s not a joke” campaign is aimed at combating […]

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Bullying and food allergies: The facts are upsetting. According to Food Allergy Research and Education (FARE), one-third of children with food allergies experiences bullying.

How can we prevent bullying and food allergies? What can we do as parents? The fact is, we can do a lot!

FARE’s “It’s not a joke” campaign is aimed at combating bullying and food allergies and offers resources for parents and teachers. It’s a great place to start.

If you have a child with food allergies, here are four things to do to combat bullies and bullying behavior. Read on:

Talk

Many children who experience bullying because of their food allergies don’t talk to their parents or teacher about it. Why? There are many reasons. They could be embarrassed or scared of retaliation. Keeping the lines of communication open – especially as your child moves into the tween and teen years – can help. Also, speak to his or her teacher and school staff so everyone is on the same page.

Meet

Joining a support group, either in real life or online, can help children with food allergies not feel so alone. There are groups for parents, moms, dads, children, families — you name it. Don’t have a group in your area? Start your own!

Educate

There are memes you can share on social media, videos to watch and other resources to share – both with your child and your child’s teacher, school, civic organization, sports team. The list is endless. Spread awareness and education.

Stand up

Don’t let a bully or bullying situation slide. Use it to educate and empower yourself and your child. There are laws that protect those with food allergies from bullying and harassment, and we all must stand up to stop this behavior. It’s NOT OK!

Midwest Allergy knows about bullying and food allergies

If you or a loved one has a food allergy, we are here to help. Schedule an appointment online today!

 

 

 

 

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