Food Intolerances and Sensitivities

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    Irritable bowel syndrome is a disorder that affects the large intestine. Though no specific cause is known, several factors may contribute to IBS, including heredity, lifestyle, allergies, an infection, an abnormally large number of bacteria growing in the intestine and hormones. Often, diet changes, stress management and a healthy, active lifestyle can keep IBS under control.

  • Lactose Intolerance

    Lactose intolerance is a problem digesting foods that contain lactose. Many people are able to have these foods and beverages without problem, but some individuals are unable to break this sugar down.

  • School Food Options for Kids with Food Allergies

    Does your child have a food allergy or intolerance? Partner with your school's food service and nutrition staff (many of whom are registered dietitian nutritionists) to find safe and nutritious options.

  • Are Food Sensitivity Tests Accurate

    Food sensitivity is not an official medical diagnosis. This term, however, is used by the makers of various blood tests claimed to detect sensitivities to certain foods.

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