Food Allergies, or Intolerance?

What’s the difference between a food allergy and a food intolerance? Is your child allergic to dairy or lactose intolerant? Do you have a gluten allergy or is it actually fructan intolerance? 


The difference between food allergies and food intolerances is confusing. Parents often make dietary changes after their child has a reaction to particular foods, believing that “My child has a lactose allergy”  or “my child has wheat intolerance.” But the difference between an allergy and an intolerance is important and parents might make changes that won’t appropriately address the real problem.


In today’s video, Betsy explains the difference between a food allergy and intolerance and why it matters.

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