Food Allergy Numbers May be Higher Than Previously Estimated

A recent study published in Pediatrics, puts the number of children with food allergy at six million- double the number the CDC (Centers for Disease Control) has been reporting.

With a sample size of over 38,000, eight percent indicated a food allergy. Of those, over 38% reported a history of severe reactions and 30% report multiple food allergies. Peanut, milk and shellfish were the most common allergens reported for this group under the age of 18.

Heredity and environment continue to be viewed as the main causes of food allergy, but researchers still don't understand the connection.

In the meantime, those of us who have children with food allergies must continue to be vigilant. See an allergist who understands food allergy and  keep kids safe by making sure they don't eat the foods they are allergic too.

Check out some of my recipes to find some delicious and safe allergy friendly foods.


Kris Shaw said...

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Sarah Lynton said...

I took my son to three different "allergy specialists" until we found one that understood. The best thing I did was to invest time in what we eat. We grow most of our vegetables, are I got the kids to spend time baking and cooking with me. They know having a food allergy doesn't mean you can't eat tasty food.