The Children’s Museum of New Hampshire recently offered a workshop on food allergies. The goal of the program, created in partnership with Hannaford Supermarket, was educating families about choosing healthy foods when one or more members of the family have been diagnosed with a food allergy or food intolerance.
Part of its Foodworks series, the program was titled “Reactions: Conquering the Challenges of Food Allergies.” Over the past year, the series has covered topics like introducing new foods to picky eaters and teaching children to help prepare meals. According to theFoster Daily Democratof Dover, New Hampshire, the next topic will be presented on January 6, during the museum’s Family Fun Night.
According to some estimates, as many as ten percent of children in the United States have one or more food allergies, making this presentation particularly timely. Katy Magoon, a dietician with the Hannaford Supermarket chain, says “”Allergies and sensitivities to certain foods are increasing in prevalence. It’s even more important that the parents be aware of the alternatives that are available in the supermarket.” The recent presentation gave parents and kids an opportunity to sample allergen-friendly alternatives and to learn new recipes the whole family can enjoy.