How to handle celebrations when your child has allergies – Jackie Nevard

December is a busy time with Christmas parties, family get-togethers, endless food being given out, change in family routines and instead of being enjoyable can feel overwhelming and can often be a high-risk time if not managed well.

In my session I will cover :

  • How to handle celebrations at childcare, especially Christmas and Easter.
  • How to manage school celebrations, Christmas parties, sports day, and graduation.
  • How to make sure your child is included in school functions all year long.
  • How to manage family celebrations when your family doesn’t get it.
  • I’ll be sharing our own story of when things went wrong on Christmas Day

Why it’s important to share the load this holiday season

I understand the challenges of bringing up a child with life-threatening allergies and my session offers practical tips and tricks to make celebrations inclusive and enjoyable for everyone, including YOU!

Jackie Nevard

Jackie Nevard

Founded in 2012 Jackie Nevard is the founder and creator behind My Food Allergy Friends. Jackie is the author of the children’s allergy book series featuring Thai & Rabbie. Her son Thai has multiple food allergies, and after realising the need for allergy education when her son was diagnosed with 7 food allergies, Jackie launched My Food Allergy Friends. She has produced six books in her educational allergy series, a string of educational resources for parents, schools, and childcare centres, and runs the Food Allergy Smart program in childcare centres and schools as well as her popular allergy awareness sessions in Australia. Jackie also Co-Founded Allergy Masterclass with Simone Albert providing allergy education for families focusing on practical tips for home life, kindy, and school and addressing the mental health aspect of allergies that are often overlooked. Allergy Masterclass  is passionate about educating everyone, so families can work together in providing safe and a fun-filled life for their children. Bringing grandparents, mums, dads, aunts, uncles, and children together to empower them to live an amazing life with allergies.

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