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4.02R “MOST WANTED”
Food
Allergies
And
Intolerances:
What’s the
Difference?
4.02R
Foods I Most Wanted
Why do some foods give people
a bad reaction?

Food reactions fall into two classifications
these include:


food allergies –The body’s reaction to a protein
that triggers an immune response
food intolerance – A body’s reaction to a food
that may cause distress, but not an immune
response. Lactose intolerance and gluten
intolerance fall into this category.
4.02R
Foods I Most Wanted
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Food Allergies


The FDA now requires that the most common food allergens be
identified on food labels.
The eight most common food allergens are:
 Milk
 Eggs
 Peanuts
 Tree nuts
 Wheat
 Soy
 Shellfish
 Fish
All these foods contain proteins.
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Food Allergies

What is a food allergy?
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“Food allergy is an abnormal response to a
food, triggered by the body’s immune system.”
Reference: www.niaid.nih.gov
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Food allergies often appear suddenly.
What symptoms may occur?
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Hives, itching, skin rash, trouble breathing, swelling,
dizziness or fainting
Food allergies can even be fatal (cause death)
Two-Minute Video on Food Allergies
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PXxZlcrGFP0
https://youtu.be/PXxZlcrGFP0
Video courtesy U.S. Food and Drug Administration
More information …

Credible information on
food allergies is available
at the Food and Drug
Administration’s
webpage.

http://www.fda.gov/
Food/ResourcesForY
ou/Consumers/ucm0
79311.htm
Food Intolerance

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
A physical reaction to food but does not
involve the immune system.
May develop and worsen over time
An intolerance usually is a less serious
digestive problem and may include:



Lactose intolerance (milk)
Gluten intolerance (wheat protein)
Food Intolerances often result from the body’s
inability to process (digest or break down) a
certain food or nutrient.
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What’s the difference?
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HERE:
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ebmd.com/alle
rgies/foodsallergyintolerance
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