What do I do if someone tries to make me eat something?

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Dear Alexander,

What do I do if someone keeps offering or trying to make me eat a food I am allergic to?

I’m sorry that some people don’t understand how serious food allergies can be. Not everyone gets that just one bite of a food can cause an allergic reaction. If you are offered a food that you know you are allergic to or one that you are unsure of, it’s important to say no. Keep saying no if someone continues to offer the food.

You can’t control everything other people do, but you can control what you do. Don’t be afraid to tell other people that you are allergic. Get help from an adult if you feel nervous or worried.

Good luck!

Your friend,

Alexander Signature
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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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