The McPherson Public Library will host a Food Allergy Information session in the library meeting room on Thursday, November 3 at 5:00 p.m, led by Amy Carroll, RDN.
Researchers are not sure why there has been an increase in the number of people with food allergies over the past several years, but the numbers continue to climb steadily. It is an issue that now affects almost 15 million people in the United States, and one in every 13 children.
Carroll will cover many issues surrounding food allergies, including the difference between an allergy and an intolerance, the science behind allergies, how to read food labels, how to navigate restaurant menus, and issues that arise during the holidays.
The session is for adults, and children with a parent or guardian.
For more information about this program, or other library programs, call the library at 620-245-2570, or email them at