Goodbye 2008

As the year draws to a close, I find myself reflecting over the last 12 months. When I think about food allergy issues, I feel hopeful about the progress we've made. There is much more awareness and education about food allergies. We're making headway with schools, restaurants and food manufacturers who are on the front line. More companies are specializing in, or adding, allergy safe foods and products.

The number of children and adults being diagnosed with a food allergy continues to rise, though, so we need more effort into research for causes and a cure. I can only hope that soon we will face a new year in which food allergies are a problem of the past. Until then, the Food Allergy Assistant continues to advise, inform and educate.

Happy New Year!
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