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What’s A Food Allergy?

By Dr Michael McCoy

Are you allowed to bring peanut butter sandwiches to school? Sometimes teachers need to ban this popular lunchbox food because nuts can make some students very sick.

When a person always has a physical reaction to eating or being exposed to a particular food, this is known as a ‘food allergy’. This is different to the bellyache you will probably get after eating that tub of yoghurt you left out in the playground all day.

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