OPEN The New England journal of medicine | 5 Mar 2016
Food allergy among children is common, affecting up to 8% of children younger than 3 years of age.(1) It can be serious, even fatal, with hospital-discharge data from the United States documenting an increasing trend of food-induced anaphylaxis.(2) In order to minimize accidental exposure to foods to which a child could be allergic, many schools in the United States have a “no sharing” policy for food.(3) For decades, we had been trying to stem the rising tide of food allergy by urging parents to avoid exposing their children to foods such as egg, peanut, and fish early in life - . . .
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