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Judith E. Brown
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Judith E. Brown
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Textbook Problem

What is an accurate statement about a preschool girl who has a diagnosed milk-protein allergy?

  1. a. If she attends a public day care that participates in the USDA Child Nutrition Program, her family has to provide her lunch for her safety.
  2. b. Only if this allergy is a feature of an underlying condition is she considered a child eligible for educational modifications under IDEA.
  3. c. Her allergy would still let her have ice cream as a special treat on her birthdays.
  4. d. She may grow out of this allergy as she gets older.

Summary Introduction

Introduction:  Food allergy occurs by an immune system reaction that affects various organs in the body. Based on data estimation,  food allergy is present in 2-8 percent of the child. It can result in life-threatening episodes of anaphylaxis. Food allergies are usually found in toddlers and preschoolers.

Explanation

Reason for the correct statement:

Option d. is given as “She may grow out of this allergy as she gets older.” It is possible that her allergy is not a true milk protein allergy. She might be having these allergic symptoms due to her underlying condition. Therefore, she will overcome from this allergy as she grows older.

Hence, option d. is the correct answer.

Reasons for incorrect statements:

Option a. is given as “If she attends public day care that participates in the USDA Child Nutrition Program, her family has to provide her lunch for her safety”. USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) program is based on dietary guidelines. It provides nutrition based food during public day care. Therefore, there is no requirement for her to bring lunch for her safety.

Hence, option a. is the wrong answer.

Option b...

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