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79% of Kids with Food Allergies Report Being Bullied

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Allergic to Peanuts? Here's a PB&J, Say Bullies Bullying goes beyond name calling when it comes to food-allergic kids. "In a survey of 353 food-allergic kids and teens conducted by the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI), 79 percent reported bullying, teasing, or harassment related to their food allergies. Of those bullied, 57 percent described events in which someone touched them with their allergen, waved it in front of them, or threw it at them." Read more as...
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Re: Bullying of Children with Food Allergies - How You Can Help

Fatwally ·
Sadly bullying is not limited to children with allergies. We need to teach tolerance and love and live our lives by example.
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Re: Bullying of Children with Food Allergies - How You Can Help

LSK ·
I thought this article would be of interest: http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/...ulthood-study-finds/
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Bullying of Children with Food Allergies - How You Can Help

KFA Medical Advisors ·
Bullying of Children with Food Allergies - How You Can Help   by Karen Stickler , PsyD, MA   If nearly 35 percent of children aged 5 and older with food allergies are bullied [1] , how can we prepare our children and keep them safe?   Bullying is common among children with food allergies, and is associated with lower quality of life and distress in children and their parents. Bullying victims can be at increased risk for suicide. In addition, bullying of children with food...
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Food Allergy Advocates Work Together to Stop Food Allergy Bullying

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Richmond, VA (October 24, 2017) – kaléo, along with the four major advocacy organizations focused on life-threatening allergies, today announced a new initiative, No Appetite for Bullying, to raise awareness about the prevalence and potential dangers of food allergy bullying. Food allergy bullying happens when children and teens living with life-threatening food allergies are teased, ridiculed, or even threatened or assaulted with food to which they are severely allergic. This is the first time
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KFA Issues Parental Guidance Warning About New Peter Rabbit Film

Kids With Food Allergies ·
The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) cautions parents raising children with food allergies that some scenes in the newly-released “Peter Rabbit” film may be disturbing for young viewers with food allergies. In the film, a character with a known food allergy to blackberries is attacked with them. This leads to a severe allergic reaction known as anaphylaxis and the need to use a lifesaving injection of the drug epinephrine.
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Nancy Sanker ·
Thank you for all you do for families coping with food allergies! I started a support group called Parents of Asthmatic/ Allergic Children in 1981. Gulp. My "child" is now in his late 30's, but we continue to be exceptionally food allergy-aware. I am appalled at the current movie controversy and am shocked that no one anticipated the resulting (and well-deserved) furor. So Sony has issued their apology. Now they need to fully demonstrate their remorse and fund an educational resource about...
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Letter to the Makers of the Peter Rabbit Movie: Jokes About Food Allergies Can Put People in Danger

Kids With Food Allergies ·
The new movie, Peter Rabbit, has a scene that may be disturbing to young viewers who have a food allergy. We're asking Hollywood to stop using food allergies as a punchline.
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How to Talk With Your Child About the Peter Rabbit Movie

Kids With Food Allergies ·
The movie "Peter Rabbit" depicts a scene some families managing food allergies might find alarming. Peter and the other rabbits intentionally attack Mr. McGregor with his known food allergen causing him to have a serious allergic reaction, called anaphylaxis (anna-fih-LACK-sis).
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Re: Letter to the Makers of the Peter Rabbit Movie: Jokes About Food Allergies Can Put People in Danger

SafetyFirst ·
Thank you for making it easy for us to "write" to Sony Pictures. How does this stupid scene make it through the creative/editing processes at Sony?! Don't they test movies with a test audience? The biggest issue I have with this scene is that it's the "hero" (i.e., the one the kids are rooting for to "win") that comes up with the sadistic idea. Other movies have accidental food allergy scenes which are much more acceptable. But to have the hero purposely try to remove the human via an...
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How to Talk to Your Child About Food Allergy Bullying

Kids With Food Allergies ·
In Pittsburgh, a high schooler had to be treated for anaphylaxis after three classmates brought in pineapple, to which she is highly allergic. One of the classmates rubbed the pineapple on her hands and gave the girl a high five. In another story, a 13-year-old boy with a milk allergy died from anaphylaxis after one of his classmates flicked cheese into his mouth. These stories may have made headlines, but countless instances of food allergy bullying occur every day. About 35 percent of...
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Schools and Parents Can Take Action to Prevent Food Allergy Bullying

Kids With Food Allergies ·
As more children are diagnosed with food allergies, we hear more stories of food allergy bullying. One way to prevent food allergy bullying is to help people have a better understanding of food allergies.
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