Food allergies could impact the mental health of children

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A new study published by the Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health has found a relationship between food allergies and mental health of children.

The study suggests that kids you are allergic to food end up experiencing higher rates of anxiety compared to kids who are not allergic.

“[It] may be just as strongly related to the social situations that children with a food allergy must navigate. The most heightening scores were in social anxiety and fear of humiliation.” The author said to Munchies.

She also went on to add that there should be awareness among people for the inclusion and acceptance of children who suffer from food allergies so that it would be easier for them.

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