Children's food allergies expensive for parents

December 24, 2012 5:22:50 AM PST
Having a child with a food allergy can be expensive for the parents.

The cost of a food allergy for an average American child is more than $4000 a year.

According to the Northwestern University survey, most of that cost is not from direct medical care. It is from career sacrifices parents make to care for their child.

Many parents said they had to quit jobs or have been fired in connection with their child's allergy.