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16. Food Allergy Awareness
- Research common food allergies and find statistics about how many people have them.
- Make a list of family and friends (and kids’ friends) who have food allergies. Find three common foods at the store that someone on your list is allergic to.
- Alter three favorite family recipes to remove allergens. What did you do to alter them? How did the new recipes taste compared to the old?
- Choose a common food allergy (like soy) and have your family eat for three days as if everyone is allergic to that item. Substitute new ingredients to replace the allergens, making sure to find allergens that are hidden inside other common ingredients (for example, soy lecithin is used as a emulsifier in many foods).
February, 2016 Edition