Did you know 90% of food allergies in children are caused by milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, soy, wheat, fish and shellfish? The good news is food allergies are often outgrown during early childhood.
Some allergies are more persistent. But kids can learn to take charge and manage their own health. In a restaurant, at a picnic, at an amusement park, have your child ask the right questions to those preparing and serving foods. You’ve asked these questions many times; now give your child a chance to perfect this skill!
Remember to talk with your pediatrician or a pediatric allergist if you have any questions or concerns about your child and food allergies.
~Jennifer Shu, MD, FAAP
Medical Editor, HealthyChildren.org