Learn more about BugaBees' food allergies
It is estimated that close to 6 million American children suffer from food allergies. In the most severe cases, food allergies can cause dangerous reactions where the release of histamine and other chemicals may cause swelling, difficulty breathing, heart failure, circulatory collapse, and even death.
While the medical community continues to research options for treatment and prevention of this prevalent issue, parents search for a way to protect their children not only from the physical, but also the emotional consequences of a food allergy diagnosis.
In our culture, food is more than just a method of sustaining our health and well-being. Food is used regularly to celebrate events, reward achievements, provide comfort, and even show our love. Given the society we live in, how can we teach our children to safely participate in everyday activities without feeling a sense of exclusion? The BugaBees can help.
With colorful imagery and cute characters kids can relate to, the BugaBees offer an optimistic approach to managing food allergies by focusing on all the things they can - as opposed to canâ€™t - have.
While a child could be allergic to any food, there are eight common allergens that account for 90 percent of all reactions in children. They include: