The social impact is huge on your child when it comes to their safety and well-being. It is so critical to have friends in their lives that care about them and understand their food allergies. Having peer support keeps your child from feeling different and this means less risk taking and less bullying by others.
The social impact also affects the entire family. This can be when dealing with anyone you and your family interacts with on a daily basis. It can be family, neighbors, friends, schools and anything involving social activities. It can be hard getting others to really understand and accept your daily challenges. So it is so important to have people in your life that want to understand and be there for you and your family.
I came across a good article called "Social Consequences of Food Allergy" written by Catharine Alvarez. It is a good read and she references an article about a study that was published in Pediatrics called "Child and Parental Reports of Bullying in a Consecutive Sample of Children With Food Allergy." If you get a chance then I would check out both articles.
Please see the below slides courtesy of Dr. Ruchi Gupta:
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