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Food Allergy vs. Food Intolerance

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When you have a reaction to a certain food, how can you tell if it’s due to a food allergy or a food intolerance? Although both share similar symptoms, there is a large difference between them. Food allergies occur when your immune system reacts to something in a particular food that your body believes is harmful. An intolerance, however, occurs when your body can’t properly digest certain foods. Food Allergy Characteristics If you are allergic to certain foods, a reaction… Read More >>

Protecting Children with Food Allergies at School

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Trying to manage your child’s food allergy now that school has started can cause worry and anxiety. However, there are several steps you can take to ensure your child’s health and safety and minimize your worries. With extra planning, you can prepare yourself, your child, and your child’s school to manage food allergies and know what to do in the event of an allergic episode. Teachers receive basic training with regards to food allergies, but it’s important to teach your… Read More >>