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A 2013 Coretta Scott King Book Award Nominee. Food allergies are one of the fastest growing public health concerns in the United States, and there is no known cure. Food allergy expert and advocate Mireille Schwartz is severely allergic and anaphylactic. Because Schwartz has struggled since childhood with this life-threatening challenge, she knows firsthand how to help families survive and thrive with the many difficult consequences their loved ones face. (Basic Health Publications)
The incidence of food allergy is highest in young children, 1 in 17 among those under age 3. About 3 million children in the U.S. have food allergies. Yet our local schools, restaurants, grocery stores, and other public places still need to collaborate with food allergic individuals to develop an action plan we can all LIVE with!
Always carry your up-to-date rescue medication & auto-injector at all times. To address the growing problem of food allergies: there is a need for improved diagnostics and therapies, as well as up-to-date training for medical professionals. Beyond the Allergist's walls, broad community awareness and policy change at the state and national level are also necessary.