Kids Allergies: Peanuts and Tree Nuts shows children with peanut allergies and tree nut allergies what peanuts and tree nuts look like inside and outside their shells. The book also discusses where peanuts and tree nuts may hide, the importance of carrying life-saving medications at all times, and how to stay safe. For more information, visit http://melanielundheim.com.
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Peanuts are legumes and they grow in the ground.
Here’s what some types of tree nuts
look like inside and outside their shells.
Almond Brazil Nut Chestnut
Hazelnut Hickory Nut Pecan
Pine Nut Pistachio Walnut
You must not smell, touch, taste, or eat
peanuts and tree nuts if you’re allergic to them.
Peanuts and tree nuts hide in foods,
like these and many others, so be careful.
When kids or adults offer you foods you’re
not sure are safe, politely say,“No thank you.”
To ﬁnd out if a food contains peanuts or tree nuts, ask:
• Will you read the ingredients for me?
• Does it contain peanuts or tree nuts?
• Was it made in a facility that processes
peanuts or tree nuts?
• Was it made on equipment that
processes peanuts or tree nuts?
• Has it ever come into contact with
peanuts or tree nuts? Are you sure?
Always use clean utensils, and don’t share with anyone.
• Or other symptoms
Exposure to peanuts or tree nuts could make you feel:
At all times, wear your medical bracelet and carry
your doctor-prescribed, life-saving medication with you.
If you don’t feel well, tell an adult,
who may give you medicine and call 911.
Before you eat, check what’s in your food
and how it was prepared to be sure it’s safe.
Remember to wash your hands before and
after eating, and at other times during the day.
During snack and meal time,
eat in a peanut- and tree-nut-free area.
• Wash your hands
• Ask before you eat or drink
• Avoid sharing such items as food, drinks,
utensils, masks, and musical wind
• Wear your medical bracelet
• Get help right away if you don’t feel well
• Follow your doctor’s orders
• Keep your medicine with you all the time