Food allergy bullies - ABC video

The reported prevalence of food allergy has increased dramatically in recent years. In 1997, one in 250 children had a peanut allergy. Today, it's one in 70 children.

Dr. Sicherer at Mount Sinai School of Medicine is the first to study links between bullying and food allergies. Acoording to his survey, 35% of kids with allergies over 5 years old are bullied, teased or harassed.

The warning signs are similar to other forms of bullying. A child may be withdrawn or will not want to go to school. These children may also change their eating habits or come home hungry.


Food allergy bullies. ABC.

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Helping Families Manage Food Allergy in Schools - Medscape

Management of food allergy in schools - AAAAI Ask the Expert, 2011.

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Overhyped Panics - WSJ, 2011.

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