6 tips for parents who’s kids suffer from food allergies and intolerances

Photo: iStock

Photo: iStock

Dietician and Enjoy Life Foods Ambassador, Melanie McGrice has some tips for parents who’s kids suffer from food allergies and intolerances.

1. Learn how to read food labels – So you can be aware of ingredients in foods that you may be allergic or intolerant to.

2. See a health care professional – it is important for anyone with a food allergy to be under the care of an allergy specialist. If you are pregnant or planning to conceive a Dietician can advise you on the best strategy on how to minimise the risk of your child developing food allergy.

3. Download a toilet finder app so you can quickly find the closest loo – this is particularly important for those who suffer from food intolerances.

4. Keep some nutritious, appropriate snacks in your handbag – For occasions where you may not be able to access allergen-free foods like the new Enjoy Life Foods chewy bars (available in supermarkets in June) that are free from 7 main allergens are great for this.

5. Know the signs and symptoms – It is important for all Australians to know the signs and symptoms of an allergic reaction to food to help keep those with food allergy safe. Watch a short animation here to educate yourself:

6. Know what to do in an emergency – Knowing how to respond if someone has anaphylaxis could save their life. Learn what to do with this animation

  • Australia has one of the highest rates of food allergies and intolerance in the world.
  • 1 in 5 Aussies are currently living with food allergies and intolerances.
  • 1 in 3 of these allergen/intolerance sufferers have more than one allergy
  • An enormous 10% of infants develop a food allergy.

Melanie McGrice

Melanie McGrice. Photo: Supplied

Melanie McGrice. Photo: Supplied

 

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