Title

The Big Eight . . . and Other Culinary Menaces to Camper Society

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

3-2014

College

Richard W.Riley College of Education

Abstract

From our gluten-free week of camp to milk allergies to occasional Red Dye 40 and MSG intolerances, Camp Gilmont has seen an increase in food allergies and other special dietary needs. From a 2013 study by the Centers for Disease Control, food allergies now affect fifteen million Americans, with that number increasing roughly 50 percent between 1997 and 2011. Eight percent — or more than three million — children have a food allergy, the most common being peanut, milk, and shellfish (Food Allergy Research and Education, 2013).

Publication Title

Camping Magazine

Issue

March/April 2014

Comments

Originally published in the March/April 2014 Camping Magazine.