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Food Allergen Policy Issues. Nicole Smith, VP of Government Relations for FAACT – Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Connection Team. Food Allergy Statistics. Food allergies affect approximately 15 million Americans, including 6 million children. 1 in 13 children - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Food Allergen Policy IssuesNicole Smith, VP of Government Relations for FAACT Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Connection TeamFood allergies affect approximately 15 million Americans, including 6 million children.

1 in 13 children

Food Allergy is not Lactose Intolerance or Celiac DiseaseFood Allergy Statistics

Eight foods account for 90 percent of all food allergy reactions:PeanutsTree nuts (cashews, pecans, walnuts, etc.)MilkEggWheatSoyFish (halibut, salmon, etc.)Shellfish (crab, lobster, shrimp, etc.)

Foods Causing Allergies

Constant Vigilance

Eating Out

School Cafeterias & Classrooms

Accommodations at School

Boy Scouts & Food Allergy

College & Food Allergy

Airlines

www.foodallergyawareness.org

Nicole Smith Nicole.Smith@FoodAllergyAwareness.org(719) 338-0202

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