In April of 2014, Tummy Calm® partnered with Mothering to invite members of their community to take part in a survey about food allergies in children. We polled more than 500 willing parents over the course of a three month period, and the results we discovered were quite shocking.
All in all, nearly 90% of those polled stated that their child suffered from food sensitivities or food allergies, while just 4.5% stated that their child had no food sensitivities or food allergies at all. The remaining 6% were unsure or didn't know.
According to a 2013 study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, food allergies in children increased by 50% between 1997 to 2011. Another study conducted by the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology found that visits to the Children's Hospital of Boston for allergic reactions more than doubled from 2001 to 2006.
This raises the question "why are food allergies on the rise?"