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How do food allergies affect teenagers?

Vandana  R. Sheth
Nutrition & Dietetics
Teenagers typically do not want to seem different from their peers. This is a stage when socialization and friendships have a profound effect. A teenager with food allergies needs to be vigilant about their food allergies while continuing to enjoy life as a teenager. Parents need to be supportive while reminding their teens about "safe" food choices. A registered dietitian specializing in food allergies can be a valuable team member who can support and provide teens with tips to handle various social situations while maintaining food allergy safety.

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