The Ultimate Food Allergies and Food Intolerance Quiz
by Staff
Food allergies and food intolerance have made the headlines in recent years. More children appear to be suffering from severe food allergies and more adults appear to be coping with food intolerance. You or someone you love may be experiencing a food allergy or food intolerance. Take this quiz and learn about how food can cause negative health reactions in the young and old.

What type of reaction should you expect from food intolerance?

  • an immediate reaction
  • a delayed reaction
  • either of the above

How do you test for delayed reactions due to food intolerance?

  • skin tests
  • blood tests
  • either of the above

Other than skin and blood tests, how else can you screen for food allergies and food intolerance?

  • food elimination diet
  • feces analysis
  • urine analysis

What are the typical foods that produce food intolerance?

  • dairy and grains
  • dairy and nuts
  • nuts and sugar

What causes the symptoms related to food intolerance?

  • an overactive immune system
  • inability to digest foods properly
  • both of the above

Approximately _________ of American schools have banned at least one food substance due to concerns regarding childhood allergies.

  • 20 percent
  • 30 percent
  • 50 percent

How many food allergy deaths occur each year in the United States?

  • 50 deaths
  • 100 deaths
  • 150 deaths

What is an anaphylactic allergic reaction?

  • It's a multisystemic meltdown.
  • It's a severe nasal reaction.
  • It's a severe esophagus reaction.

How do you treat anaphylaxis?

  • by injecting a dose of antihistamine
  • by taking an immunotherapy injection
  • by injecting a dose of epinephrine

What is the major difference between a food allergy and a food intolerance?

  • release of antibodies
  • overactive immune system
  • both of the above

A reaction to ingesting milk may be the result of:

  • a milk allergy
  • lactose intolerance
  • both of the above

What is the average age of onset for lactose intolerance?

  • childhood
  • adolescence
  • adulthood

Which food allergy is more common than peanut allergy in adulthood?

  • allergy to fruits and vegetables
  • allergy to eggs
  • allergy to meat

How many children in the United States have a food-related allergy?

  • 500,000 children
  • one million children
  • three million children

Medical experts recommend that children do not ingest peanuts and foods containing peanuts until age:

  • one
  • two
  • three