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.
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
Food Allergy Symptoms • Skin symptoms • Gastrointestinal symptoms • Respiratory symptoms • Oral symptoms • Systemic symptoms
Role of the CACFP Provider Regarding Food Allergies
Guidelines for Managing Food Allergies in CACFP • Written policy • Physician statement • Train food preparation staff • Authority to give medication
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
Hidden Allergens Saltines Pareve Wheat flour, vegetable oil (soybean or palm), salt, sodium bicarbonate (baking soda), yeast, barley flour
Hidden Allergens Macaroni & Cheese Enriched macaroni, wheat flour, cheese sauce (whey), salt, citric acid
Hidden Allergens Granola Bars Whole grain oats, sugar, canola oil, rice flour, honey, soy protein, brown sugar, almond flour, peanut flour, baking soda
Case Study Regular Lunch Meal Cheeseburger on bun Carrot sticks with ranch dressing dip Tater tots Apple slices with peanut butter Choice of milk
Food allergies can be life threatening! You make a difference for children with food allergies/intolerances!