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Fayetteville, AR: Kids with food allergies increased 50% in 15 years

Aug 25, 2017, Fayetteville, AR, NWAhomepage.com: Local Schools Protecting Children at Lunchtime http://www.nwahomepage.com/news/fox-24/local-schools-protecting-children-at-lunchtime/798596230 Food swaps at lunch-time aren't the same as they used to be. The CDC says 1 in 13 children are affected by food allergies. Nowadays, when you dig through a backpack, you're just as likely to find an EpiPen as you will a textbook. … A report by the CDC shows that over a 15-year period, food allergies in children have increased by 50%. A recent study by the Wall Street Journal shows that severe allergic reactions to foods have increased by 377% over the past decade. ...