Food allergy facts for Food Allergy Awareness Week

Do you know anyone with a serious food allergy? Maybe you have one, yourself? An estimated 150 million people worldwide, mostly children, deal with at least one food allergy.

May 13 through 19 marks 2018’s Food Allergy Awareness Week, a time for education and discussion about food allergies and how they affect people’s lives.

What’s […]

Could a patch hold relief for food allergy sufferers?

An allergic reaction that develops after eating a certain food can be an alarming experience no matter how well you think you’re prepared. That is why doctors at Colorado’s Children’s Hospital are researching a patch that could help eliminate food allergies from the lives of children and their parents.

“If you ask parents what do […]

Food Allergy Awareness Week kicks off

Yesterday marked the beginning of Food Allergy Awareness Week, which aims to educate as many people as possible about food allergies and their severity.

Food allergies have been increasing in the U.S. in recent years – up from 3.4 percent of kids younger than 18 in 1997-1999 to 5.1 percent in 2009-2011, according to new […]

Food allergies vs. food intolerances: What’s the difference?

People have issues with food. Some have allergies, some have intolerances, and some people just really don’t like peanuts. But without proper diagnosis, things can get muddled. So, in honor of Food Allergy Awareness Week, here’s a crash course in food allergies and intolerances, and how they’re different. For definitions of specific terms, check out […]

Next week is Food Allergy Awareness Week

May 13 to 19 marks Food Allergy Awareness Week, which shines a light on food allergies and their implications.

An estimated 15 million people in the U.S. suffer from food allergies – about 4 percent of adults and 6 to 8 percent of children. Although more than 160 foods have been identified as containing naturally-occurring […]