Parents encouraged to try nut-free foods for allergy safety
Increased childhood peanut allergies in America have turned many school cafeterias into no-peanut zones, but kids do not have to give up tasty and healthy foods while keeping their allergic classmates safe.
“A peanut allergy can be a severe allergy because it affects the respiratory system more than other allergies,” said Diane Tidwell, associate professor in Mississippi State University’s Department of Food Science, Nutrition and Health Promotion. Tidwell, who specializes in food allergies, said peanut allergies are a serious issue because allergic children can stop breathing.
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