KQED's Forum: Kids and Food Allergies

A child with his lunch at school. Photo: Getty Images
A child with his lunch at school. Photo: Getty Images

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Monday, Mar 25, 2013 -- 10:00 AM

KQED's Forum: Kids and Food Allergies

KQED's Forum: Kids and Food Allergies

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If it seems like childhood food allergies are more common than they used to be, it is because they are: nearly one in 10 preschoolers have allergies to food, and the rate of such allergies has more than doubled in the past decade. For kids with severe allergies, the condition can restrict normal everyday activities like eating out, and often results in frequent trips to the emergency room. But public awareness is growing, and there are promising developments in research and treatment.

    Host: Thuy Vu

    Guests:

  • Kari Nadeau M.D., associate professor of allergies and immunology at Stanford University School of Medicine and Lucille Packard Children's Hopsital
  • Melanie Thernstrom, contributing writer for the New York Times magazine

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