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A developmental, community, and psychosocial approach to food allergies in children.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20464533     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Recent estimates show that food allergies affect a substantial proportion of children in the United States and appear to have increased in prevalence. At present, management of food allergies consists of strict avoidance of the responsible allergen and an appropriate response should a reaction occur. Creating safe environments for the growing number of children with food allergies requires a partnership between affected families and members of the caregiving and educational communities. This article reviews issues affecting children with food allergies at different stages of psychosocial development and discusses strategies that can be implemented to promote food safety within child care and school environments as well as in the community. It also presents an overview of policy developments at the state and national level that have implications for children with food allergies.
Christy R Houle; Harvey L Leo; Noreen M Clark
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Current allergy and asthma reports     Volume:  10     ISSN:  1534-6315     ISO Abbreviation:  Curr Allergy Asthma Rep     Publication Date:  2010 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-07-23     Completed Date:  2010-12-06     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101096440     Medline TA:  Curr Allergy Asthma Rep     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  381-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Center for Managing Chronic Disease, University of Michigan, 1415 Washington Heights, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Child Welfare
Child, Preschool
Food Hypersensitivity / epidemiology,  prevention & control,  therapy*
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
Health Promotion*
Public Health Practice
Residence Characteristics
United States / epidemiology

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