Beyond the Headlines: Food Allergies

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January 12, 2014

Food Allergies

Hosted by ABC7's Cheryl Jennings

In this week's episode of "Beyond the Headlines," we talk about food allergies and auto immune disorders, like celiac disease. Food allergy is a serious medical condition affecting up to 15 million people in the United States, including one in 13 children, according to the Stanford Alliance for Food Allergy Research (SAFAR).

The severity of allergies range from mild to life-threatening. Food allergies cause 90,000 cases of anaphylaxis and 2,000 hospitalizations each year.

Studio Guests

Mireille Schwartz

Founder and CEO, Bay Area Allergy Advisory Board

Charlotte Schwartz

Teen Ambassador, Bay Area Allergy Advisory Board

Amy Burkhart, MD, RD

Board Member and Medical Advisor

Celiac Community Foundation of Northern California

(707) 927-5622

Philippe Bgin, MD

Allergist and Researcher, Stanford Alliance for Food Allergy Research

Additional Information:

The documentary, "An Emerging Epidemic: Food Allergies in America," and additional teacher and classroom materials are available through Discovery Education, a provider of multimedia educational content for the classroom. It is also available for viewing at: