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A new study published in The American Journal of Pediatrics states that food allergies affect 1 in 13 children- making them more common than ever. The most common food allergies were listed to be peanuts, milk and shellfish. Even more alarming is that a recent study in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology found that visits to the emergency room at Children’s Hospital Boston for allergic reactions more than doubled from 2001 to 2006. Why are these food allergies in children on the rise? Scientists are scrambling to find the answer, but many questions have been posed; Are they not...
The USDA has unveiled it’s official new food guide to replace the decades-old Food Pyramid: MyPlate. It was determined that the food pyramid was found to be too complex to follow, so the more user-friendly guide was introduced. The guide now consists of a symbolic plate divided into parts for fruits, veggies, grains, protein and dairy. Check out information about the new nutritional guideline here, endorsed by First Lady Michelle Obama!