May 18, 2018, Fairborn (OH) Daily Herald: Officials: ‘Food allergy epidemic’ not slowing down http://www.fairborndailyherald.com/news/27473/officials-food-allergy-epidemic-not-slowing-down Greene County Public Health officials join other advocates across the country to “Shine a Light” on food allergies this week. … Anaphylactic reactions to food have climbed at a dramatic pace — nearly 400 percent in 10-year period, according to the healthcare transparency nonprofit FAIR Health. Additionally, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that the prevalence of food allergy in children increased by 50 percent between 1997-1999 and 2009-2011. … “The food allergy epidemic shows no signs of abating. … Throughout the month of May, activities throughout the country will raise awareness of food allergies and anaphylaxis. Advocates will give educational presentations to students and school staff, host fundraising events, focus public attention on food allergies through official state and city proclamations, and more. Teal, the official color of food allergy awareness, will feature prominently in awareness efforts.