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Food Allergies in the Library

Girl Eating Peanut Butter Sandwich According to Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE), one out of every 13 children has a food allergy. Thus, you likely have a child with a food allergy attending programming at your library.

Ninety percent of all reactions are caused by the following eight foods: milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, soy, wheat, fish and shellfish. In addition to allergies, many people are also gluten intolerant. While you are probably not serving seafood as a story time snack, it is important to take seriously the severity of food allergies, since the only way to prevent a reaction is to avoid those foods and even trace amounts can be fatal. Continue reading