Food Allergies Food Intolerances and Disabilities. August/September 2012 CACFP Training. What are the Rules?. Medical or Religious Reason for needing food substitutions Disability Allergy or Religious Reason Parent Preference Milk Let’s go through the Handout. Next …. Food Allergy
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Let’s go through the Handout
1) Production of immunoglobulin E ()IgE)
A type of protein called an antibody that circuclates through the blood
2) Mast cell, a specific cell that occurs in all body tissues but is especially common in areas of body that are typical sites of allergic reactions (including nose & throat, lungs, skin & gastrointestinal tract
Itching in Mouth
Hives - Eczema
BP may drop
The Allergic Reaction
An allergic reaction to food can take place within a few minutes to hours.
Avoid the Offending Food is the only way to prevent a reaction
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