Local 4 Special: Living with Food Allergies

As many as 15 million Americans have food allergies, including one in every 13 children. 

While the number of people with food allergies is growing, it's unclear why.

Local 4 has special coverage on Tuesday on Living With Food Allergies.

Monday at 11 p.m.

Karen Drew sits down with kids who are speaking out about life with food allergies. From school to bullying they explain what needs to change.


Karen Drew teams up with Dr. Frank McGeorge and Help Me Hank for more stories focused on living with food allergies:

Local 4 News at 4 p.m.

For families with food allergies, traveling safely can be difficult.  We look at the challenges these families face and how they overcome them.

Local 4 News at 5 p.m.

Researchers are trying to answer why more people are developing food allergies and progress is being made in the fight against food allergies. Good Health's Dr. Frank McGeorge has the new research that could soon make life easier for some people living with food allergies.

Local 4 News at 6 p.m.

Help Me Hank takes a closer look at the changes restaurants have to make to be better prepared to handle food allergies.  He will also introduce you to the mom largely responsible for the change.

1 p.m. Webcast/Facebook Live

Join Dr. Frank McGeorge and Karen Drew at 1 p.m. on Facebook Live and ClickOnDetroit.com for a Q&A on food allergies. They will be speaking with Dr. Haejin Kim an Allergist Immunologist at Henry Ford Hospital and Randy Speck, Superintendent of Madison District Schools and the father of two children with food allergies.  We will be  answering your questions live.

WATCH: Living With Food Allergies webcast