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What is causing 70% of children to feel excluded by their peers?

What is causing 70% of children to feel excluded by their peers?

Published at 3:49pm 3rd September 2018.

70% of children face social exclusion as a result of their allergy, new research shows. 

With over half of parents admitting they actively avoid inviting over children with food allergies, affected children are suffering from more than just allergic reactions.

Nearly 68% of children have gone hungry because they don't have access to food they know is safe when they're outside the house. 

With children back at school this week, Amena Warner, the Head of Clinical Services at Allergy UK, is encouraging parents to do their research so they can shop confidently for children suffering with allergies. 

There are factsheets available on the allergy UK website to help.

Stray FM's Ben Franklin spoke with Amena, and local mum Rebecca about how her daughters school provides a great example of what schools should be doing:

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