Wednesday, January 29, 2020

What Parents Should Know About Food Allergies #childhoodallergies #healthy2020 #healthykids

Childhood allergies are important for every parent to be aware of! Today, The Weekend Gourmet's correspondent is continuing our healthy living focus with key information parents need to be aware of to be aware of childhood allergies. This article may contain affiliate links.

If you have a son or daughter, your top priority is to ensure that they’re kept safe and healthy. Other things -- such as their happiness, academic prowess, and kindness are also important. However, they’re all secondary to their health -- it's the foundation that allows them to move onto bigger and better things! Your child’s health can be compromised by any number of sources. There are illnesses and diseases, dangerous ways to play, etc. Aside from choking hazards, we don’t tend to think of food as something that can harm them.

However, that's not the case! A significant portion -- around 7.6% -- of children have an allergy to at least one food. The side effects of these allergies can range from mild discomfort to life-threatening situations. The good news is that the dangers of food allergies can be kept at bay with a little thought and care. The first step for any parent is to learn about the most common food allergies in children -- including peanuts, shellfish, and cow milk. It’s also important to be aware of food allergy symptoms, and to get your son or daughter checked if you suspect they might have an allergy. In young children, it’s also possible to take proactive measures to prevent an allergy from taking hold.

To learn more about childhood allergies, take a look at this infographic from Regis College:

Infographic Design By Regis College Regis College

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