A food allergy prevention strategy requires starting before a food allergy develops. Research says that early and regular dietary exposure to a food may reduce the risk of a child developing an allergy to that food.* So, early is better than later. But, later is better than never. The most important consideration is starting before a child develops a food allergy, which can happen at any time as they grow up. SpoonfulOne is not for children who have been diagnosed with a food allergy.