KQED’s Forum: Kids and Food Allergies

| March 25, 2013 | 0 Comments
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A child with his lunch at school. Photo: Getty Images

A child with his lunch at school. Photo: Getty Images

Listen to KQED’s Forum: Kids and Food Allergies
Original Broadcast:
Monday, Mar 25, 2013 — 10:00 AM
:http://www.kqed.org/.stream/anon/radio/forum/2013/03/20130325bforum.mp3|titles=Kids

If it seems like childhood food allergies are more common than they used to be, it is because they are: nearly one in 10 preschoolers have allergies to food, and the rate of such allergies has more than doubled in the past decade. For kids with severe allergies, the condition can restrict normal everyday activities like eating out, and often results in frequent trips to the emergency room. But public awareness is growing, and there are promising developments in research and treatment.

    Host: Thuy Vu

    Guests:

  • Kari Nadeau M.D., associate professor of allergies and immunology at Stanford University School of Medicine and Lucille Packard Children’s Hopsital
  • Melanie Thernstrom, contributing writer for the New York Times magazine
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Category: health and nutrition, kids and family, KQED, radio

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I am the Senior Interactive Producer for KQED's online Food properties. I have designed and produced food-related websites and blogs for KQED including Bay Area Bites; Check, Please! Bay Area; Jacques Pepin's websites; Weir Cooking in the City and KQED.org's Food portal. When I am not creating and managing food websites I am taking photos of Bay Area Life and designing online navigation systems. My professional education and training includes: clinical psychology, photography, commercial cooking, web design, information architecture and UX . You can find me engaged in social media on Twitter @bayareabites and on Facebook at Bay Area Bites. I can also be found photoblogging at look2remember.