As part of his continuing series to raise money for Children's National, Washington Post columnist reports on the rise in food allergies and how our Food Allergy Program is providing care and research to help children live healthy lives. "Food allergies are absolutely on the rise," said Dr. Hemant Sharma, associate chief of allergy and immunology at Children's National. "A recent study shows they affect about one in 13 kids in the United States. That's about two children in every single classroom."Read "With Food Allergies on the Rise, Children's National Helps Md. Boy Reduce His Sensitivity
." Watch a video
about our vision for children and food allergies.Between now and Dec. 31, every donation to the Washington Post Campaign (up to $150,000) will be matched, thanks to the generosity of Bill and Joanne Conway, through the Bedford Falls Foundation.