Common Food Allergies and Why They’re so Prevalent
Food allergies are extremely common and seem to be more prevalent as time goes on. More than 107 foods are known to trigger allergic reactions. According to the Food Allergy Research and Education website, the 8 major food allergens are milk, egg, peanut, tree nuts, wheat, soy, fish, and crustacean shellfish. Research suggests that around 32 million Americans have food allergies and about 40% of children with food allergies are allergic to more than one food.
Safety Tips for Meal Kits and Grocery Delivery
The emergence of meal kits and grocery delivery is the best thing since sliced bread. Just picture it: it’s noon on a Friday and you haven’t made it to the grocery store yet. You’re going to be home all weekend and food delivery can get expensive. The idea of trudging to the store after work is daunting. Then you remember your local grocery store allows you to shop online and will deliver. It’s the perfect solution whether you’re busy or just unmotivated.
Always Food Safe Partners with Food Recovery Network
Always Food Safe is delighted to have partnered with the Food Recovery Network. Their mission was to recover perfectly good food, that would otherwise be thrown away, and donate it to hunger-fighting nonprofits. Food Recovery Network is the largest student movement that seeks to fight food waste and hunger in America. By the end of the first school year, the group had recovered and distributed 30,000 meals.
Increasing Allergen Awareness in Schools
When it comes to school, every child begins to worry about whether the course material will be too challenging, if their teachers will be nice, or if they’ll make that sports team they’re trying out for. However, for kids with food allergies, these concerns only add to their concerns over their food allergies. They’re wondering if everyone in their class knows not to bring peanut products, if the lunchroom staff knows they can’t have eggs, or if the teachers know that food treats can be life-threatening.