Real Nutrition: Food allergies occur when our bodies
mistakenly believe certain foods are harmful. Surprisingly, 8 foods account for 90% of all food-allergic reactions. These foods are milk, eggs, peanuts, treenuts, fish, crustacean/shellfish, soy, and wheat, and must be clearly identified in the food ingredient statement.
Real Life: Did you know over 2 million kids in the US alone have food allergies? When entertaining children, always ask the parents about any known food allergies, and keep the original packaging of prepared foods you serve just in case. Talk to your doctor if you suspect a food allergy, and remember the following helpful tips.
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