Although meeting the millennium development goals and the prevention of under-nutrition remains a
major problem in many populations.The life-long health of individuals, and hence the success of their nations, is strongly influenced by
nutrition in early life.There is a marked increase in incidence of allergies during the last 30 years .Today, allergies have
increased to such an extent that it reaches epidemic proportions, and is recognized as a serious public
health. Several international studies have now quantified the magnitude of the problem.