About Those We Serve

Allergaroo dishes appeal to a wide range of special dieters including:

Those with celiac disease or gluten intolerance
  • Gluten is the protein commonly found in wheat, rye and barley.
    • Celiac disease or gluten intolerance is estimated to affect 1 in 100 people or 3 million in the United States1.

Those with food allergies
  • The eight most common allergens are wheat, milk, peanuts, tree nuts, egg, soy, fish or shellfish, which account for 90 percent of all food allergic reactions in the United States.
    • Approximately 12 million Americans have food allergies2.

Those with food intolerances
  • There are several types of food intolerances. Among them are intolerances to lactose, food additives, MSG and sulfites.
    • It's estimated that 30 million (or 10 percent) Americans suffer from at least one food intolerance3.

Those with autism spectrum disorders (ASD)
  • Autism spectrum disorders are developmental disorders that affect children by disrupting their ability to communicate and interact socially.
  • To reduce a child's symptoms of autism, parents try alternative treatments such as specialized diets. Lately, the gluten-free/casein-free diet has grown in popularity. Some parents report improvements in autism symptoms with this dietary regimen.
    • Experts estimate that three to six children out of every 1,000 will have autism4.

1Source: Dr. Peter Green. Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University
2Source: Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network (FAAN)
3Source: National Institutes of Health
4National Institutes of Health/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke



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