Food Related Allergies

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Management The management and treatment of food related allergies is imperative within the early years learning environment. Quality area two of the National Quality Standard focuses on safeguarding and promoting children’s health and safety (ACECQA, 2013). The most important aspect is prevention and intervention ensuring that children with allergies do not encounter the allergen (Goodman, 2013). This can be achieved by following the National Quality Standard and ensuring that each child is adequately supervised at all times enabling children to be protected by harm and hazards (ACECQA, 2013). Parents and careers should consider several aspects before enrolling their child into care or school. Sanderson (2015) stated in the Allergy and…show more content…
Children of all ages who took part in the DunnGalvin, et al. (2014) study stated that they would not know what to do if they were faced with a peer having an allergic reaction. An Australian child commented that “I don’t know what would happen if he got a reaction ... maybe they start having breathing problems, like they start gasping or something ... there’s nothing about it in the school ... the teacher hasn’t said anything ... yeah we can share food” (DunnGalvin, et al., 2014, p. 20). For early year’s children five through to eight may struggle with reading labels so this can be accomplished by parents and carers reading food labels to ensure their safety (Goodman, 2013). Furthermore, it was found that children living with the impact of food allergies were more likely to have an increase in their levels of anxiety and risk-taking behaviours (DunnGalvin, et al., 2014). Assisting children with approaching the risks involved with food allergies supports them with dealing with their allergies in an early learning environment. Social and emotional Food allergies have a significant impact on children’s social and emotional wellbeing. Children with a food allergy need to learn to manage their lives with their illness (DunnGalvin, et al., 2014). In a study undertaken by DunnGalvin et al. (2014) an eight-year-old girl states her fears, that if she were to have a severe reaction to her allergy that others
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