Armstrong Florian, Traci
Abstract or Description:
Food allergies are on the rise and as a result more people are becoming in tune with this very important issue. A true food allergy, sometimes called a food hypersensitivity, causes the body to produce an immune reaction in response to eating a certain food. Recent studies show that almost 1 in 20 children under the age of five years of age and nearly 1 in 25 adults have an allergy to at least one food. Allergies are often inherited and most oftentimes diagnosed early in life.
Revised 11/2012. Originally published: 2006.
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ)
University of Arizona Cooperative Extension Publication AZ1067
Food Safety, Nutrition and Health