Beyond the Headlines

Show topic: Food Allergies
October 10, 2011 7:27:59 PM PDT
ABC7's Emmy award-winning public affairs show, "Beyond the Headlines," provides in-depth coverage of the topics and issues facing the people of the Bay Area. Throughout the year, "Beyond the Headlines" airs half-hour specials on issues, ranging from Bay Area housing to same-sex marriage.

BEYOND THE HEADLINES
October 9, 2011
Food Allergies
Hosted by ABC7's Cheryl Jennings

This week's episode of "Beyond the Headlines" discusses severe food sensitivity and the impact they can have on families across the Bay Area.

A recent study found that one in 13 children in the U.S. has some type of food allergy. 40% of those children suffer severe allergic reactions. Typical signs of a food allergy include skin rashes, wheezing, tightness in the throat, or difficulty breathing. If the study proves true, it would mean that an estimated six million U.S. kids have some type of food allergy. Peanuts, milk, and shellfish are the most common sources of allergens.

Today's guests are community leaders who discuss these issues and show us how to live a normal life despite having a food allergy.

Studio Guests

Dr. Katherine Gundling
Associate Clinical Professor of Allergy and Immunology
UCSF
http://allergy.ucsf.edu

Marni Posey
Director of Nutrition Services
Berkeley Unified School District
www.berkeley.net
Student Nutrition Menu

Mireille Schwartz
Founder and CEO
Bay Area Allergy Advisory Board
www.allergysf.com

Alison St. Sure
Blogger
Sure Foods Living
www.surefoodsliving.com

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