Whether you have a child with food allergies or want to educate your children about other kids who do, these food allergy books for children will speak to your kids in a way they can understand.
I grew up with food allergies during the 70’s when no one (and I mean no one) outside our family took them seriously.
It was strictly up to my parents and myself to make sure I stayed away from foods that could cause me harm, including nuts and eggs.
Oh yes, I was the child who brought graham crackers and icing to the party because I couldn’t ever eat the birthday cake. And when it was time for my birthday, my mom make a special cake that was egg-free.
Growing up with Food Allergies
I’ve spent a lifetime reading the labels on almost everything to make sure it doesn’t contain something I could be allergic to.
And now I have a niece and nephew with food allergies… mainly to peanuts.
I’ve talked to them about what it means to live with food allergies and that they need to take control of their own health.
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You can find these food allergy books for children at your local library or purchase through the affiliate links provided for your convenience.
Facts about Allergies for Kids
Allergies are a chain reaction of your body overreacting to something they think is a germ.
The most common allergies are to pollen, mold, food, dust mites and pets.
Did you know that allergies can be less severe on rainy days?
Growing up, I can’t tell you how many times someone tried to serve me something with nuts in it, even though they knew perfectly well I was allergic.
Once, when I was working in the corporate world, someone opened a jar of mixed nuts and put them out in the common area for everyone to enjoy.
Meanwhile, I started wheezing in my office, unable to figure out what had set me off until I stepped out in the open work space.
People are so much more aware than they used to be about food allergies, but ultimately, we need to teach our children that people won’t always take them seriously.
They need to be proactive in their own safety and not be afraid to tell someone or make others uncomfortable to keep themselves safe.
Now let’s look at some food allergy books for children that will help you educate your children about what food allergies are and how to manage them.
Unit Study: Learning about Peanuts
In addition to offering recommendations for food allergy books for children, I’ve teamed up with some fellow bloggers to offer you homeschool and in-class unit study resources to teach kids about peanuts!
Find the Letter P is for Peanuts | 3 Boys and a Dog
How Peanuts are Planted and Grow | Living Ideas
Painting with Peanuts | Playground Parkbench
The History of Peanuts | Schooling a Monkey
Peanut Counting Clip Cards | Simple Fun for Kids
How to Make Peanut Butter Play Dough | Parenting Chaos
George Washington Carver Books and Resources | Our Daily Craft
And for those looking for peanut butter recipes (where you can potentially substitute soy nut butter), try:
3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies | Mommy Evolution
Tempting Peanut Butter Whoopie Pies with Buttercream Filling | Crafty Mama in ME
Protein Packed Peanut Butter Muffins | Sunny Day Family