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  • It is reported that 8% of U.S. children have a food allergy, some of them severe enough to be considered life threatening. Approximately 125 people die in the U.S. every year from food allergies. Peanut allergy is the most common cause of death from food allergies. There are even kids with multiple food allergies. One of the kids I met through the peanut allergy study I am in, is severely allergic to more than 5 different foods!

    Approximately 90% of all food allergy reactions can be attributed to the following foods: eggs, fish, milk, peanuts, shellfish, soy, tree nuts and wheat. Since 2006, food makers have been required to clearly state on food labels (after or adjacent to the list of ingredients) whether their products contain these eight most common food allergens. But you can not rely on food labels alone. Did you know that "arachis" is an alternative term for peanut or that many restaurants add peanut butter to their sauces or chili as a thickening agent?

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June 19, 2012

Comments

Bo's Parents

His daily maintenance dose for past three years was eating peanut butter M&Ms. His food challenge consisted of both peanut flour and peanut butter out of the jar. When he needs to eat peanut butter to maintain his peanut allergy desensitization, he prefers it mixed with chocolate.

Amy

Is he eating peanut m&ms or peanut butter m&ms? I'm curious because me son has to eat 1.5 tablespoons of pb every four days and is beginning not to like it. I want to switch his dose to m&ms but I am not sure how equal it will be. I am pretty sure there are 27 peanuts in one tablespoon of pb.

Anna

I have a child w/multiple food allergies including peanut. I've been following your blog for years. Keep us posted!

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