Food Allergies Melissa Bess Nutrition and Health Education Specialist FNEP STAFF TRAINING ONLY, DO NOT USE WITH FNEP PARTICIPANTS 03/2007 Discussion Topics What is a food allergy? Who gets a food allergy? Most common food allergies Symptoms How is it diagnosed?
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Nutrition and Health Education Specialist
FNEP STAFF TRAINING ONLY, DO NOT USE WITH FNEP PARTICIPANTS
Body systems (skin, lungs, etc)
Hives, skin swelling
Anaphylaxis – BP falls, wheezing, breathing problems, nausea, rapid pulse, flushing, faintness, passing out
Can lead to deathSymptoms