Food allergy sufferers often served a side of skepticism alongside their struggle

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Food allergy sufferers often served a side of skepticism alongside their struggle

Food allergies are a mystery that science is just beginning to unravel.
Minnesotan Trece Hopp, 17, has a severe tree nut and peanut allergy and is constantly on guard against the possibility of coming into contact with these allergens. During a summer program at Georgetown University, she ate in a cafeteria for the first time after double- and triple-checking that it was peanut-free.
Trece Hopp wears an EpiPen strapped to her ankle for emergencies – and as a way to signal her condition to others. Food allergy sufferers don’t look sick, but they can face the same challenges as those with disabilities, says Scott Sicherer, director of New York’s Jaffe Food Allergy Institute.
Eight food categories, including fish, shellfish, eggs, milk and peanuts, are now widely recognized as major allergens.

Food allergy sufferers often served a side of skepticism alongside their struggle

Food allergies are a mystery that science is just beginning to unravel.
Minnesotan Trece Hopp, 17, has a severe tree nut and peanut allergy and is constantly on guard against the possibility of coming into contact with these allergens. During a summer program at Georgetown University, she ate in a cafeteria for the first time after double- and triple-checking that it was peanut-free.
Trece Hopp wears an EpiPen strapped to her ankle for emergencies – and as a way to signal her condition to others. Food allergy sufferers don’t look sick, but they can face the same challenges as those with disabilities, says Scott Sicherer, director of New York’s Jaffe Food Allergy Institute.
Eight food categories, including fish, shellfish, eggs, milk and peanuts, are now widely recognized as major allergens.
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