Jeremy the Wallaby

Jeremy the Wallaby

Allergic to peanuts and eggs

Jeremy lives in Australia. Wallabies eat twice a day – in the afternoon and at dusk.

Bernie the Fox

Bernie the Fox

Allergic to eggs

Bernie lives in Canada. His name in French is "Bernard le Renard." Red foxes eat a wide variety of foods, and sometimes bury or hide their leftovers to eat later.

Penny The Polar Bear

Penny the Polar Bear

Allergic to fish

Penny also lives in Canada. Polar bears like to share their food and often times eat in groups, but Penny knows to be careful with her food allergy.

Kiri the Kea

Kiri the Kea

Allergic to nuts and seeds

Kiri lives in New Zealand. She is a very curious bird. The kea bird eats almost anything – even the rubber around car windows! In New Zealand, nut allergy is one of the most common food allergies.

Cyril the Squirrel

Cyril the Squirrel

Allergic to nuts

Cyril lives in the United Kingdom. Squirrels love to munch on nuts; however, Cyril is allergic to them and has to be very careful. The average adult squirrel eats about a pound of food a week!


Illustrations and colorization by Mariel C. Furlong. Jeremy the Wallaby is based on a character created by Anthony Cullen for Food Anaphylactic Children Training & Support Association, and was revised with permission from the artist. Penny the Polar Bear is based on a character created by Sandy McClelland for Anaphylaxis Canada, and was revised with permission from the artist. Cyril the Squirrel is based on a character created by Lucy Warn, and was revised with permission from the artist. For more information about food allergies all over the world, visit the Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Alliance website.

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