MANAGING FOOD ALLERGIES
Eight foods, or “The Big 8”, account for 90 percent of all food-allergic reactions in the U.S.: milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts (e.g., walnuts, almonds, cashews, pistachios, pecans), wheat, soy, fish, and shellfish.
Yet our local schools, restaurants, grocery stores, and other public places still need to support food allergic individuals as we develop an action plan they can LIVE with!
Always carry your up-to-date rescue medication & auto-injector at all times. While these changes seem challenging and overwhelming at first, over time things will get easier. 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. You are not alone. Contact us, we support families with food allergies. We’re here to help.