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Thursday, January 18, 2018
Bullying is never acceptable, but food allergy bullying — which happens when children and teens living with life-threatening allergies (LTAs) are teased, ridiculed or even threatened or assaulted with food to which they are severely allergic — is especially dangerous.
Get in the know about this hidden, dangerous form of bullying
Tuesday, Jan 9, 2018 by Smudge 1 week ago star
On the surface, when one child waves, say, peanut butter in the face of a student with a severe peanut allergy, it may seem like just another form of childhood teasing. But to a child with LTAs, incidents like this can make school feel unsafe and escalate from emotional to physical bullying — which can even be life-threatening.

 

To bring attention to this issue and promote greater acceptance of those living with food allergies, leading allergy advocacy organizations, including Allergy & Asthma Network (the Network), Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Connection Team (FAACT), Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) and Kids with Food Allergies (KFA), along with kaléo, are launching No Appetite for Bullying, an anti-bullying initiative. The campaign aims to make a positive impact on children with food allergies, by encouraging them, their parents, teachers, and peers to be voices against food allergy bullying. Learn... read more...  comments [0]
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