Top 8 Allergens
When someone has a food allergy it means they are allergic to the proteins in a certain food. When they eat that food they may get a skin rash, experience an upset stomach, have a persistent cough, or in serious cases experience anaphylaxis – which can cause your body to go into shock and make it difficult to breathe. Food allergies are very serious so even if you yourself do not have a food allergy it is important to keep our friends with food allergies safe, too!
- Tree Nuts
A person can be allergic to any food, but 90% of allergic reactions are in response to these top 8 food allergens:
So, let’s find some safe swaps with Hy-Vee Dietitian, Katie!
Are you now an allergy expert? Test your knowledge with the Food Allergy Awareness Challenge!