15 million people in the United States including 1 in 13 children are affected by food allergies. More than 200,00 emergency room visits are made per year because of food allergy reactions. Food Allergy Awareness Month is to educate others about food allergies, a potentially life-threatening medical condition.
What are Food Allergies?
Food allergy is a serious medical condition where the immune system mistakenly targets a harmless food protein, an allergen as a threat and attacks it.