Each day this week I will share some food allergy facts. Please pass them on and share them with your audiences so that we can get the message out about food allergies. Much of what I will be sharing I learned at a recent press editorial roundtable, hosted by the Food Allergy Initiative.
Today's food allergy facts:
Food allergies continue to grow at an alarming rate:
- A 2007 CDC study estimated that over 12 million Americans including 1 in 25 children, had a food allergy.
- The most recent research (based on a study funded by FAI and published by Northwestern University in 2011) shows that up to 15 million Americans have food allergies including 1 in every 13 children (or 8% of children).