FAY Fact #1
Food allergies can be diagnosed to anyone at any age
FAY Fact #2
Food allergies are extremely serious, so serious as to which they can cause death. In fact, someone is sent to the emergency room from a food allergy reaction every THREE minutes!
FAY Fact #3
There are a multitude of foods that people can be allergic to, some of them being the top 8 allergens: milk, egg, peanut, tree nuts, soy, wheat, fish, and shellfish. Recently, sesame has been stirring up attention as well.
FAY Fact #4
Food allergies keep on getting more common! The existence of peanut and tree nut allergies have tripled among children in the U.S. between 1997 and 2008.
FAY Fact #5
Food allergies affect people throughout their everyday lives! It has an effect on their social interactions, mental health, and physical well-being. Specifically, taking care of a children in the U.S. with food allergies each year costs about $25 billion. In addition to that, children with food allergies are at a higher risk of being bullied than a normal child without this condition