According to the CDC National Center for Health Statistics, 4 out of every 100 children in the US have a food allergy. Studies show that food allergies are on the rise, some suggesting food allergies have increased by 18% since 1993.
Experts say raising children with food allergies is harder than living with your own food allergies. Food allergies are life altering for the entire family. It can be a struggle to keep life as normal as possible while keeping your food allergic child safe. Parents of kids with food allergies need to be "label detectives" (allergens can hide in the most unlikely places), educators, constantly vigilant and always prepared for a reaction. Managing all of these can be challenging and at times, overwhelming.
The Inly Food Allergy Support Group seeks to create a supportive, parent-led environment to share experiences, concerns, resources and tips for coping with allergies on a daily basis, and to assist in food allergy education. All members of the Inly Community are welcome.