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Learning About Food Allergies
People with food allergies get very sick from foods they are allergic to. They may get sick if they come in contact with the food or eat the food. Even a small amount can cause a harmful reaction, so people with food allergies must avoid the food completely. Everyone can help peers with food allergies stay safe. ~Understanding Disabilities teaches about food allergies in first grade.
Do you have friends with a food allergy? How do you help keep them safe?
You can help keep your friends with food allergies safe by washing your hands after you touch food. Also wash table surfaces after you eat. Do not share food or drinks with a friend who has a food allergy unless an adult reads the food label and says all ingredients are safe for your friend. Call an adult right away if a friend is feeling sick from food.