This year food allergy awareness week was acknowledged from May 8th-14th. Food Allergies are becoming more of a health problem for people more than any other time in the past. Experts of medicine and science do not have reasons for this increase in the food allergy disorder, they do however, know that these can be very dangerous and even life-threatening.
The Centers of Disease Control and Preventions estimate that 5% of children under the age of five and 4% of older children have food allergies in the United States. There has not been a cure found for food allergies to help these innocent children, but with the help of science and medicine researchers hope that someday there will be a cure developed for these children. Experts do recommend that if a person feels in any way that their child might have a food allergy it is best to take them to a medical professional for tests to be safe.