Food allergies are a growing public health problem and affect up to 8 percent of U.S. children, says Linda Herbert, Ph.D., director of the Psychosocial Clinical Program within Children’s Division of Allergy & Immunology. Children can be allergic to a wide range of foods and exposure to just a small amount of a food allergen can be life-threatening. Click through our quiz to learn strategies to help tamp down your child’s anxieties about food allergies.


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