FoodScan Junior Programme Causeway
The FoodScan Junior Programme analyses your child’s IgG reaction to 113 foods, providing clear results and nutritional support to help you replace your child’s problem foods and optimise their diet.
- Money Back Promise – if no reactions are identified yorktest will refund you in full
- Convenient mail order service – no need to visit our laboratory
- Expert testing and analysis of IgG antibody reactions to 113 foods
- 2 x 30 minute telephone consultations with one of our BANT* registered Nutritional Therapists
- Letter for your childcare provider or school, explaining your child’s dietary requirements
- Handy results card to carry with you
- Suitable for children aged 2-18
How to Take the Test
As individuals, our reaction to food varies a great deal. An ingredient which may cause problems for one person could be completely acceptable for another. At yorktest, we like to refer to this as our personal ‘food fingerprint’.
Discovering and understanding your child’s personal dietary intolerances and the effects they may be having on their health and wellbeing is important to ensuring you make the best possible food choices to balance your child’s diet.
About the FoodScan Junior Programme
The yorktest FoodScan Junior programme analyses your child’s IgG reaction to 113 food ingredients to provide you with nutritional advice and support to optimise and balance your child’s diet.
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Food and drink ingredients we test for:
Please click the headings below to see each ingredient tested
Fish / Shellfish
- Melon mix (Watermelon, Honeydew and Cantaloupe)
- Corn (Maize)
- Gluten (Gliadin)
Herbs / Spices
- Anise Seed
- Chilli Pepper
- Mustard Seed
Meat / Poultry
Nuts / Seeds
- Sesame Seed
- Sunflower Seed
Vegetables / Pulses
- Brussels Sprouts
- Haricot Bean
- Kidney Bean
- Peppers (Capsicum)
- Soya Bean
- String Bean
- Cocoa Bean
- Cola Nut
- Cow’s Milk
- Egg White
- Egg Yolk
- Sugar Cane
91% of our customers would recommend yorktest’s Programmes.
Why? We believe it is because in one survey of 5286 people 3 out of 4 of them told us they felt better after acting on their results with our support and guidance.*
Please note: if you are concerned about any symptoms your child is experiencing, you should always visit your GP to rule out any serious underlying medical condition.
What to Expect from the FoodScan Junior Programme
The yorktest FoodScan Junior kit contains all you need to take a small blood sample (2 – 3 drops) in the comfort of your own home. Simply return your child’s sample in the pre-paid envelope provided (UK only) to our York laboratories for expert analysis.
Your child’s confidential results and additional support material will be posted to you within 10 days.
When you have received your child’s results and are ready, you can contact us to book your appointment with one of our BANT** registered Nutritional Therapists. These half hour sessions will provide you with support and knowledge to assist you in your child’s new diet, ensuring you are confident about the changes you can make to improve their health and wellbeing.
**British Association for Applied Nutrition & Nutritional Therapy
Do not take this test if you are:
- Suffering from a blood borne disease such as Hepatitis or HIV
- Under 2 years old
- Pregnant or breastfeeding
Raised levels of food-specific IgG antibodies within your child’s blood indicate that an IgG antibody reaction to a particular food or foods has occurred. If you have already taken the decision to eliminate a particular food or foods from your child’s diet they may not show up a reaction on their results. If you know of foods that cause your child to feel unwell, do not allow them to start eating them; we do not encourage your child to eat a food or foods which you already know are a problem to them.
FoodScan Junior does not provide information about coeliac disease, enzyme deficiencies such as lactose intolerance, IgE-mediated allergies, histamine sensitivity or other chemical sensitivities such as reactions to sulphites, tannins or tyramine. FoodScan Junior is only recommended for children aged 2-18 who have food intolerance symptoms and who have already been checked out by a doctor.
*Survey commissioned by Allergy UK and further analysed by the University of York: Originally published as Hardman, G. and Hart, G. “Dietary advice based on food-specific IgG results”. Nutrition and Food Science (2007) 37, 16-23