Rates of food allergies in the US are rising. And in a big way. A 2013 CDC study showed that childhood allergies in the US have increased 50% between 1997 and 2011. The facts and statistics about food allergies can be quite alarming.
The 8 most common food allergies are peanuts, tree nuts, milk, eggs, soy, wheat, fish, and shellfish.
Having a child with a food allergy is stressful for both the child and the entire family. When children are young, they’re in our safe little bubble, and we can control their environment more closely. As they get older, they are away from us more and more, and things are less within our control. And that can be scary. Very scary….