A new report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture shows that more than half of all U.K. children have had at least one food allergy, and the prevalence of food allergies in the country has skyrocketed in recent years.
According to the report, the percentage of children under the age of 5 that are currently diagnosed with food allergies has risen from 23% in 2015 to 44% in 2017.
That includes a jump in diagnoses among children under 5 and children ages 2 to 5, both of whom have seen the highest increases.
The report also found that children under 18 were more likely to have an allergy than their peers who were older, but those trends were reversed in children between the ages of 3 and 5.
The USDA report found that food allergies among children in the U and the U-K, where the country is currently the second-most populous in the world, rose by 50% and 49%, respectively, from 2015 to 2017.
The number of food allergy cases increased by 66% from 2015.
The majority of children, though, have been diagnosed with allergies as their child ages.
According to the USDA, about 40% of children have a food allergy as children.
This includes both children and adults.
The Food Allergy Study and Research Network (FASN), a nonprofit research organization that tracks food allergies across the U, said the rise in food allergies is a result of more parents seeking to avoid allergens and children starting to learn about allergies.
“As food allergies become more prevalent and more people learn about them, the rate of food allergic illness in children has increased over time, and that has created an unprecedented number of kids with food allergy,” said Dr. Michael Kugler, a pediatric allergist at the University of California, San Francisco.
“This makes it even more important for parents to be aware of their children’s food allergies and make sure that their kids are getting tested and receiving appropriate care.”
Kugler said parents who may not have been aware of the potential health risks associated with allergies are increasingly being educated about the issue, and it’s not just children.
He also said the rising number of children with food allergic conditions and the increase in diagnoses may be the result of a combination of factors, including the changing way food is packaged, the use of more preservatives and antibiotics, as well as more kids using the internet.
“The increasing prevalence of children who are diagnosed with an allergy may be related to the increasing number of packaged foods that are more expensive and contain fewer natural ingredients,” Kuglers statement reads.
“Many kids may have a limited supply of food that they have to purchase from restaurants and grocery stores, and are not able to get enough of the ingredients that they need to eat.
These foods can be less healthy for children, and they may not be used as much as they should be.”FASAN has been tracking children’s allergies for nearly a decade, and its findings have been presented at numerous medical meetings around the country.
The organization also conducts the National Childhood Allergy Survey, a study that looks at food allergies to children and is conducted every two years.
The National School Lunch Program is a national program that provides meals for low-income students in schools, and has seen a significant increase in allergies in recent decades.
According the USDA report, there were 6,097,738 students who were diagnosed with a food-allergy diagnosis in the United States in 2017, and those numbers increased by nearly 100% from 7,566,049 in 2015.
The prevalence of allergy diagnoses among students increased from 14% to 25% over the past two years, and between the age groups of 4 and 17, the numbers of food-specific diagnoses increased by 68%.
The numbers also showed an increase in cases of food borne illness, an inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract.
According the USDA data, there are now more than 3.7 million cases of stomach, esophagus and rectal infections across the United State.
“This study is the first time we’ve really been able to look at the impact of food sensitivities and allergies,” said Kugels statement.
“We’ve been looking at the prevalence and trends of food allergens for a long time, but we didn’t have enough data to tell us exactly how this was affecting kids’ lives.”