Next week marks the beginning of Food Allergy Awareness Week (May 11-17)
Food allergies are more common nowadays. Or is it just that we know more about them? My son's entire school is nut free. This was non-existent when I was a kid. Now we hear about the dangers of anaphylaxis and other reactions to food. Many parents are frustrated at what they consider 'glib' reactions to something like a peanut allergy - which is very serious! People insist there are only a 'couple of nuts' in the cake they insist a child eats and do not seem to realize how serious (and unfortunately, sometimes deadly) food allergies can be. Other food allergies are the Celiac allergy group (also spelled Coeliac)who are allergic to gluten (wheat, barley, rye), there are corn allergies, strawberry allergies, egg and dairy allergies and many more.
http://www.foodallergy.org/ can give you more information.
Do you or a loved one have a food allergy? How do you cope? What changes have you had to make in your life? Are people around you educated and supportive of your needs?
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