Kindergartener Bullied Because Of His Food Allergies

Kindergartener Bullied Because Of His Food Allergies
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Owen Kellogg, now 7 years old, suffers from food allergies- mainly to tree nuts and peanuts. Because of this allergy, he is prone to bullying.

The first time he was ever picked on because of his nut allergy was back in kindergarten. The fellow student threatened to force the kid to eat a peanut, potentially inhibiting him from breathing and possibly causing death.

Kids get taunted for having food allergies from a very early age. An allergy is basically a disorder of the immune system, a hypersensitivity disorder to be exact.

The most severe allergic reactions can result in anaphylaxis aka anaphylactic shock- resulting in throat swelling, rash, and low blood pressure in seconds.

The Kelloggs have moved from school to school in search of a safe place for Owen to attend- a school that is willing to provide a peanut-free environment. Finding such a school is not as easy as it seems. About 8% of children suffer from some sort of food allergy or another and there is no real cure.

All that can really be done is avoiding the food all together and hoping that the child maybe grows out of it. The bullying tends to lower confidence, self-esteem, and causes the children to experience depression and a reduction in academic performance.

Paul Hudson | Elite. 

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A young writer, philosopher, and entrepreneur, Paul Hudson (@MrPaulHudson) has been writing for Elite Daily nearly since the start. Currently located in Manhattan, Paul Hudson primarily devotes his time between writing for Elite Daily and a mining startup in Turkey. He loves sharing his life experiences with his readers and makes sure to practice what he preaches.

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