Food Allergy Center: Why Children's?

Mission Statement

The Food Allergy Center at Children’s Medical Center works towards finding a cure and improving the quality of life for children and families dealing with food allergies.

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With the rise in food allergies in infants and children, Children’s Medical Center Dallas, in association with UT Southwestern, has opened the only academic-affiliated pediatric food allergy center in North Texas. The Food Allergy Center at Children’s treats a broad range of allergic diseases and conducts research instrumental in the development and treatment of children with food allergies.

Food Allergy Prevalence Rises

Investigators have reported an 18% rise in the prevalence of food allergy in children under 18 years of age over the past decade. The most recent research has shown that 1 in every 13 children in the United States has a food allergy, approximately 2 children in every classroom.


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