Teaching Our Kids About Food Allergies – Free Food Allergy Posters

L is for Label

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Label reading is the building block to avoiding food allergen. Make label reading a part of what you always do and involve kids in developmentally appropriate ways. For younger ones let them know that a grown-up needs to read the label and OK what they eat. As they start reading they can practice label reading with you, and by the time they are older and may be responsible it is old hat. “If you (or a trusted grown-up) can’t read it then don’t eat it.” Understanding Labels in the Living Confidently with Food Allergies Handbook.


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