Jan. 8—The number of school-aged children reported to have food allergies rose 18 percent from 1997 through 2007. Currently, nearly 8 percent of children in the U.S. have at least one food allergy. Attempts by parents and doctors to keep these children safe has stirred public debate about the need for peanut-free schools and classrooms.
The Huffington Post spoke to Stanley Fineman, M.D., Scott H. Sicherer, M.D., and Wayne Shreffler, M.D. about the feasibility of peanut-free schools.