FOOD AL­LER­GIES IN THE NEWS

Good Health Choices - - Be Informed -

For the past two decades, food al­ler­gies have be­come more and more com­mon, with up to six per cent of chil­dren in New Zealand hav­ing food al­ler­gies, many of whom have a se­vere food al­lergy and are at risk of ana­phy­laxis. Eggs, cow’s milk and peanuts are the most com­mon causes of al­ler­gic food re­ac­tions. Un­like al­ler­gies to cow’s milk and chicken eggs, which of­ten dis­ap­pear af­ter a few years, chil­dren

gen­er­ally do not out­grow al­ler­gies to peanuts.

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