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Parent's Guide - The Most Common Food Allergies In Children

Michelle Mirizzi • MS, Registered Dietitian • Feb 15, 2012

Most Common Food Allergies

Remember that any food can cause a food allergy so it is important to be aware of signs and symptoms of food allergies. But there are certain foods that are more likely to cause an allergic reaction. In particular, parents should be aware of the eight most common foods that can cause an allergic reaction in children.
The eight most common foods that cause allergies include:
  • Milk (dairy)
  • Eggs  
  • Peanuts
  • Soybeans
  • Wheat
  • Nuts from trees (such as walnuts, pistachios, pecans, almonds)
  • Fish (such as salmon, tuna)
  • Shellfish (such as shrimp, crab, lobster)








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Written by Michelle MirizziWritten on Feb 15, 2012Last updated on Oct 29, 2013




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