Updated 23 June 2014

Pack a punch to peanut allergy

Peanut allergy can be fatal. Know how to protect your child from having a reaction.

Peanut allergy can be fatal. Know how to protect your child from having a reaction.

Take action:
Check all labels to see whether the product contains nuts, peanuts or "traces of nuts" – and avoid these products; make your own cakes and biscuits using a known and safe source of oil or fat, such as corn oil, sunflower oil or olive oil; take “safe” foods to parties for your child to snack on; teach your child to check all foods before eating anything away from home; ensure your child’s teachers are fully informed of the problem, the precautionary measures to be taken, and emergency procedures.

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