Food Allergies Can Make Kids Targets for Bullies

Unfortunately food allergy bullying is relatively common.  Hopefully as awareness and education continue to permeate our school communities, understanding and support will make bullying less common.

 

Around 35% of food-allergic children report they have been bullied, harassed or teased due to their food allergies.  Most of this bullying occurs at school.


Read more at News-Leader.com: http://www.news-leader.com/art...g-target?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|&nclick_check=1

 

AllergyHome.org offers a great 30-minute educational module for schools to train staff about food allergies: http://www.allergyhome.org/sch...-staff-need-to-know/

 

Kids With Food Allergies Foundation has two recorded webinars that deal with how to manage food allergies at school:

Food Allergy in School: What Parents Need to Know

and

Food Allergy in School: Ask the Experts (a Q&A session)

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