Do 1 in 20 teens really have a food allergy?


Victorian researchers say 1 in 20 young adolescents have confirmed food allergy. What did their study find?


What this study shows:

  • One in 20 young adolescents have a confirmed food allergy
  • The most common allergens are peanut and tree nut (2-3%)

What it means for practice:

  • Children don’t always outgrow their food allergies
  • Although the rate of food allergy is not as high as in infancy, it is still concerningly high in early adolescence.
  • Parents