Food allergy awareness tips for kids

Cory O'Donnell

Food allergy awareness tips for kids

CREATED Nov. 21, 2011

WFTX - Food allergies are on the rise.  With that in mind -- here are some tips on how to protect your kids from a reaction.

1.     Let teachers know of your child's specific food allergies, how to recognize a reaction and what to do in case of emergency.
2.    Smart snacks - kids will be kids and should not be deprived of a mid-afternoon snack because they have allergies. 
3.    Make sure to pack proper medicine kit with your child... like an epi pen or inhaler. 
4.    Nowadays, many companies, like medical ID marketplace are creating trendy bracelets that allow parents to include up to 10 emergency contacts.