Jan.23, 2013

Are Food Allergies a Disability?

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Schools, restaurant, businesses, and other official institutions may be at risk for violating the American Disabilities Act if they don’t accommodate people with food allergies, sensitivities and intolerances. And a recent ruling by the Justice Department is forcing these institutions to take a close look at how they provide food.

While most people with food allergies wouldn’t necessarily say they have a disability, they do agree that at institutions such as universities where a meal plan is required for students, then the appropriate meals should be served to those who are at high risk for becoming sick due to allergies.

What do you think? Read more about the topic and post your comments below: http://www.nydailynews.com/life-style/health/food-allergies-disabilities-restaurants-liable-article-1.1242534

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