Make Mealtime Fun for Kids With Food Allergies

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Hi, I'm Dr. Altman, meals can be tough for kids who've food allergies, first a strategy to make meal time more fun for everyone. Involve the whole family in planning meals. It will help your children learn what she should avoid and more importantly focus on what she can eat. Try these tips, teach the whole family to read food label, and that include siblings who don't have food allergies.

Make a game of lining up cans and boxes of food and coaching kids on ingredients to watch out for. Take everyone shopping, armed with their new vocabulary a shopping trip can be a treasure hunt for kids. Cook together, even little kids can help out with small chores like tearing up letters for salads.

Spending time in the kitchen is good for kids in so many ways. It helps them master fine motor skills and just learning how to follow a recipe as a great life long lesson. Kids who've food allergies can learn how to use ingredients they can eat. Time in the kitchen is also a good chance for you to just check in with your kid and see how they're doing with everything from school to their friends.

I'm Dr. Rotman. For more ways to nourish your family's health check out all our smart tips.