The process in which we keep this is rigorous and is a top priority for us at the factory. Along with our other certifications, this is one that also sets us apart from the rest. We are proud to be one of the few TOP 8 ALLERGEN FREE supplement manufacturing facilities.
Approximately 32 million people in the United States have food allergies. (7,8,9)
Nearly 11 percent of people age 18 or older – more than 26 million adults – have food allergies. (7,8)
In the United States, the prevalence of childhood peanut or tree nut allergy appears to have more than tripled between 1997 and 2008 (12).
Results from a 2015-2016 survey of more than 38,000 children indicate that 5.6 million children, or nearly 8 percent, have food allergies. (8,9) That’s one in 13 children, or roughly two in every classroom.
About 40 percent of children with food allergies have multiple food allergies (more than one food to which they’re allergic).(9)
Food allergy impacts quality of life
About one in three children with a food allergy reports being bullied as a result. Among children with allergies to more than two foods, over half report being bullied due to food allergy.(24) Compared to children who do not have a medical condition, children with food allergy are twice as likely to be bullied.
Red Sneakers for Oakley is committed to educating and advocating for food allergy awareness. To have the Red Sneakers become the worldwide symbol that represents the urgent need for allergy awareness and greater educational research into this escalating epidemic.
Replacing lost nutrients due to food allergies
Food allergies are a big factor that influences daily choices. Recent studies have demonstrated that children who have food allergies were found to be smaller than other children. Studies also show that children who are allergic to more than two foods were smaller than children who were only allergic to one or two foods.
Nutrients are necessary for proper growth and development. Removing two or more important foods can result in poor nutrition. Which makes it important to meet your child's nutritional needs with a balanced diet.