Allergies May Affect More Kids Than Thought — See Related CA Data for Kids with Special Needs

You may have seen the study released this week noting that nearly 6 million U.S. children have food allergies — more than some previous research suggested. According to this article in the Los Angeles Times, a recent study of 38,000 children, conducted by the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, found that many children suffer severe reactions from allergies, and that many are allergic to more than one food.

Among children with special health care needs in California, nearly half (48%) have allergies (of any type —  not only food), according to 2005-2006 data. For more data on California’s children with special health care needs, visit


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