Today is National Nut Day, a day dedicated to celebrating delicious, nutritious nuts. But for parents of children with severe nut allergies, nuts may not be something to celebrate so much as something to fear.
Nut allergies have been on the rise. According to a study published last year in the journal JAMA Pediatrics, the percentage of children suffering from peanut allergies in the United States more than tripled from 1997 to 2010, reports CBS News. In some cases, children with nut allergies who are exposed to even trace amounts of nuts can suffer fatal allergic reactions
What can parents of a school-aged child with a nut allergy do to help keep their child safe? Here are three legal tips to keep in mind: