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Food Intolerances and Allergies. How common are food allergies?. Food Allergy vs. Food Intolerance. Common Food Allergies in Children. Cow’s milk Eggs Peanuts Tree nuts Soybeans Wheat. Common Food Allergies in Adults. Peanuts Shell fish Fin fish Tree nuts.

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Food Allergy


Food Intolerance

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Common Food Allergies

in Children

  • Cow’s milk

  • Eggs

  • Peanuts

  • Tree nuts

  • Soybeans

  • Wheat

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Common Food Allergies

in Adults

  • Peanuts

  • Shell fish

  • Fin fish

  • Tree nuts

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Food Allergy Symptoms

  • Skin symptoms

  • Gastrointestinal symptoms

  • Respiratory symptoms

  • Oral symptoms

  • Systemic symptoms

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Role of the CACFP Provider

Regarding Food Allergies

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Guidelines for Managing

Food Allergies in CACFP

  • Written policy

  • Physician statement

  • Train food preparation staff

  • Authority to give medication

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Guidelines for Managing

Food Allergies in CACFP

  • Seek professional advice

  • Be sensitive about food restrictions

  • Plan meals for everyone

  • Read food labels

  • Make nutrient equivalent food substitutions

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Hidden Allergens



Wheat flour, vegetable oil (soybean or palm), salt, sodium bicarbonate (baking soda), yeast, barley flour

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Hidden Allergens


& Cheese

Enriched macaroni, wheat flour,

cheese sauce (whey), salt, citric acid

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Hidden Allergens

Granola Bars

Whole grain oats, sugar, canola oil, rice flour, honey, soy protein, brown sugar, almond flour,

peanut flour, baking soda

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Case Study

Regular Lunch Meal

Cheeseburger on bun

Carrot sticks with ranch

dressing dip

Tater tots

Apple slices with

peanut butter

Choice of milk

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Food allergies can be life threatening!

You make a difference for children with

food allergies/intolerances!