Was peanut butter and jelly banned from your child’s lunch this year? You are not alone.
This startling new trend is gaining ground in many states.
Find out why.
Yes. Many children are deathly allergic to peanut butter these days. Schools are moving to get peanut butter and jelly banned from their buildings to protect this population.
Peanut butter causes anaphylaxis, a dangerous food allergy symptom that can close a person’s airways making it impossible to breathe.
Why is Peanut Butter and Jelly Banned suddenly, after Generations of Use?
To answer this question I need to fill you in on a few pretty scary statistics:
- Food allergies in general have doubled since the 1990s.
- A new CDC survey shows 1 in 20 U.S. children now have food allergies. That’s a 50% increase from the late 1990s.
- It also shows 1 in 8 children have eczema and other skin allergies now. This is an increase of 69%.
- According to the Journal of American Medicine, living in the U.S. will increase your chances of developing allergies.