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Living with Food Allergies. A Program of Family and Community Health Sciences, Rutgers Cooperative Research and Extension . The food of one may be poison for another. Lucretius De Rerum Natura. Food Allergies. Leading cause of anaphylaxis outside the hospital

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living with food allergies

Living with Food Allergies

A Program of

Family and Community Health Sciences,

Rutgers Cooperative Research and Extension

food allergies
Food Allergies
  • Leading cause of anaphylaxis outside the hospital
  • Lead to 30,000 emergency room visits annually
  • Estimated to cause 150 – 200 deaths each year
  • Symptoms can occur within minutes to 2 hours

In many cases of reactions, the patient believed she/he was eating a safe food

what does it mean to have a food allergy
What does it mean to have a food allergy?
  • No cure
  • Many are lifelong
  • Strict food avoidance is only way to prevent a reaction

Just one little bite can hurt!

how many people have food allergies
How Many People Have Food Allergies?

2 – 2.5% of U.S. population

  • Infants 4-6%
  • Young children 1-2%
  • Adults 1-1.5%

6 - 7 million Americans

big eight allergens
Big Eight Allergens
  • 90% of all reactions come from peanuts, tree nuts, milk, eggs, soy, fish, shellfish & wheat.
  • 10% come from over 160 other foods
tips for living with food allergies
Tips for Living with Food Allergies
  • Learn terms for ingredients specific to the allergy
  • Read food labels every time
  • Prepare food carefully
  • Be careful when eating out
    • Tell wait staff & manager about allergy
    • Ask questions about ingredients & preparation.
    • Speak to chef.
visiting family friends
Visiting Family & Friends
  • Bring or send medication
  • Teach about food allergies & emergency care
  • Tell them which foods are safe or unsafe
  • Send or bring safe foods
  • Understand that host may be nervous
fchs outreach
FCHS Outreach
  • Parent & child care provider workshops
  • Professional Training – teachers, health care providers, dietitians & others
  • Exhibit
  • Food Service Provider Training

For information or to schedule a program contact:

Daryl Minch, FCHS Educator & Project Coordinator

908-526-6295 or Minch@rcre.rutgers.edu

Website: www.rcre.rutgers.edu

resources
Resources
  • Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network

foodallergy.org, 800-929-4040

  • American Dietetic Association

eatright.org, 800-877-1600

  • Asthma & Allergy Foundation of America

800-7-ASTHMA

  • International Food Information Council Foundation

www.ificinfo.health.org, 202-296-6540

curriculum components
Curriculum Components
  • 2 Power Point Presentationswith Speaker Notes
    • Public Version: food allergic people, caregivers, school teachers, etc.
    • Food Service Version- school cafeteria, camps, restaurants, etc.
  • Evaluations
  • Marketing Materials – news releases & brochure
  • Newsletter Article
  • Resource List

Format:Curriculum on CD ROM Available June 1, 2008.

Cost:$40 including S&H Available June 1, 2008.