Children & Food Allergies

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Pros and Cons of a School 504 Plan for Food Allergies

Discover how students with food allergies can have a 504 plan at their schools, which are created to make sure they remain safe from their allergies. If your child has severe food allergies, you may want to consider working with your child's school...

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Preventing Food Allergies When Introducing Baby Food

Introducing solid foods to babies at risk for food allergies can be daunting. Learn how you can safely feed your baby and guard against allergies. If there is a history of food or environmental allergies in your family, your baby may be at risk for...

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When Might My Child Outgrow His Milk Allergy?

When might your child outgrow her milk allergy, the most common type of food allergy in children, and how will you know? If your child has an allergy to milk, you may have heard that many children outgrow these allergies. When does this occur? And,...

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Helping Children With Texture Aversions to Food

If your child rejects foods with a certain texture (i.e. crunchy or slimy), is it just picky eating, or could they have sensory processing disorder? Your toddler will only eat pureed food. Your son will only eat crunchy foods like hard pretzels,...

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Cleaning in School for Kids With a Peanut Allergy

Learn exactly what cleaning is necessary to make school (and other spaces) safe for children and adults with severe allergies to peanuts. Peanut allergies are a growing problem among school-age children, and schools are struggling to cope with...

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Overview of Hypoallergenic Infant Formulas

If your baby is allergic to regular formula or your breast milk, you may need to try a hypoallergenic formula. Here's what you should know. Hypoallergenic infant formulas are usually made from cow's milk, but because of the way they are...

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Should Peanuts Be Banned From Schools?

Learn about the arguments for and against allowing peanuts in schools, and the issue of peanut allergy exposures. Should peanuts be banned in schools? You've likely heard people present this concern with strong feelings on both sides, but what is...

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An Overview of Milk Allergy

There are several types of dairy allergies. Here's a rundown of symptoms, plus how to test for milk allergy. Milk allergies, also described as dairy allergies, are the most common food allergy in children and adults. An allergy to cow's milk is...

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Non-Food Birthday and Holiday Celebrations at School

Some schools have a no food policy for classroom celebrations, but kids will love these alternatives to birthday and holiday party food treats. While birthday cupcakes and Halloween candy have been long-held and popular traditions in many schools,...

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