Here are two great books to use to help explain food allergies to kids.
The Buggabees: Friends with Food Allergies, by Amy Recob
I really like that this story discusses the eight most common food allergies: milk, peanut, tree nuts, fish, wheat, soy, shellfish, and egg. It's important for children to learn that they have allergies and that other children do, too. The illustration is really fun and interesting. Highly recommend!
Allie the Allergic Elephant: A Children's Story about Peanut Alleriges, by Nicole Smith.
This story only focuses on the peanut allergies. I like that it shows the allergic reactions. It really makes it simple for kids to understand in a fun way. Highly recommend!
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