People at school don't understand

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Dear Alexander,

I have had a tough time at school with my food allergies. What do you recommend I do so they will understand and take it seriously?

The best thing you can always do is teach others about food allergies. The more people know about them, the nicer they will be – and better prepared to help you!

To help teach all of the kids in your class, you can show a video, like Alexander, the Elephant Who Couldn’t Eat Peanuts. Everyone likes a movie, and this will help explain food allergies. After watching the video you can talk with them about your food allergies. Show them your medicine and tell them about your food allergies, so they can help you stay safe!

Good luck!

Your friend,

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The information above is not designed to take the place of a doctor’s instructions. Patients are urged to contact a doctor for specific information regarding guidelines for care.

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