Posted by Aston Avery

Ali Bastian highlights allergy awareness week

The poll of more than 1,000 parents of children with food allergies was conducted in April 2024 for Allergy Awareness Week (22 – 28th April) to raise awareness of the impact a child’s life-threatening food allergy can have on families. It revealed that 21% say that their mental health has been negatively impacted, more than a third (34%) of parents suffered from anxiety as a result of their child’s allergies and half (50%) saying they sometimes struggle to cope managing their child’s food allergies.

The research also revealed that nearly a third (30%) have avoided trying out new recipes or meals for the family. A quarter (25%) don’t trust restaurants to take the proper precautions when preparing food for their child’s allergies and more than half (58%) feel anxious when their child eats outside of the home.

Vitalite has partnered with The Allergy Badge and former star of Hollyoaks and Doctors actor Ali Bastian, who has a daughter with severe food allergies, to raise awareness of dairy allergies in children, and the impact on parents.

Aston spoke to actress & 2009 Strictly Come Dancing finalist Ali Bastian.

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