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40% of US children with allergies had access to an epinephrine auto-injector (EAI) used for the immediate treatment of food allergies.

Nearly 8% of US children have food allergies, study finds

By Mary Ellen Shoup

Nearly 8% of US children (about 5.6 million) have food allergies, with almost 40% of those children allergic to more than one food, a study conducted by researchers from Ann & Robert Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago determined.

Dr Margo Wootan: 'I’m not saying parents are not responsible for their children’s eating patterns, but we need to stop pretending that the answer is just that parents need to grow a backbone and say no...'

'In the US we have this view of what ‘kid food’ is, which is very different from what it is in other countries ...'

FOOD FOR KIDS: We're making progress, but the kids’ menu in many leading restaurant chains remains a ‘nutritional disaster,’ says the CSPI

By Elaine Watson

It’s time to stop blaming parents and accept that the food environment has to change if we are going to improve kids’ diets, says CSPI VP nutrition Dr Margo Wootan, who told delegates at the FoodNavigator-USA FOOD FOR KIDS summit that trying to ensure...

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