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  • NASPGHAN North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
  • NASPGHAN Foundation North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition Foundation
  • APGNN The Association of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition Nurses
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Food Allergies

Food allergies happen when our bodies’ immune systems mistakenly react to a food protein instead of a bacteria or virus. Common food allergies include milk, eggs, wheat, fish and peanuts. However, any food protein can cause a reaction. About 5% of children under the age of 3 are allergic to one or more foods. For more information on the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of food allergies in children, download the GIKids Fact Sheet on Food Allergies in Children.

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Revised October 2011

Resources

Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network 

11781 Lee Jackson Hwy., Suite 160

Fairfax, VA 22033-3309

Telephone: 800-929-4040

Fax: 703-691-2713