Dietary restrictions solved on campus

The days of students figuring out allergen-free meals on certain college campuses might soon be over. Some universities in the U.S. are now offering allergen-free dining halls and other special facilities to their students with food restrictions.

Finding food alternatives on campus has always been a headache for those college students with dietary restrictions, especially […]

As food allergies rise, researchers dig deeper

A group of medical researchers are taking a new approach to examining food allergy patterns in the United States.

Instead of using traditional methods to learn about people with food allergies, the team has undertaken the monumental task of analyzing the medical records of a whopping 2.7 million patients.

“Recent reports suggest that food allergies […]

Study: 72% of those claiming a food allergy are wrong

Sometimes it is just better to be wrong.

A recent study investigated whether more than 2,000 people who claimed to have a food allergy actually had a food allergy. The result? Only approximately 28% of those claiming a food allergy were actually allergic to food.

In an article discussing the study, the study’s authors said […]

Food allergies, other food-related issues may fall under disability law

Severe food allergies and intolerances such as celiac disease may constitute a disability, following a settlement between the U.S. Justice Department and a Massachusetts college.

The decision, which came after a student at the college went to the government about the lack of gluten-free options at the school, may make businesses and colleges more vulnerable […]

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 […]