New research shows that food allergies among the nation’s children—including allergies to nuts, wheat, dairy, and other foods, which affect 8 percent of all U.S. kids—cost American families an estimated $24.8 billion a year in medical expenses, allergen-free foods, special child care, and lost productivity. What do you think?


“Personally, I prefer my son’s puffed-up allergic face to his normal one.”

Sandra Dessisso • Sail Cutter

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“There’s nothing more infuriating than accommodating a child’s specific needs.”

Emil Harmon • Hunting Guide

“A life without peanuts is no life at all.”

Ray Heinrichs • Unemployed