LONG BEACH, Calif. — Around one in four children have an allergy, according to the CDC. In the case of food allergies, sometimes eating the wrong food can be deadly.

Until now, those in this situation have had to just avoid the food or carry an EpiPen around. The Food Allergy Institute in Long Beach is taking a different approach — instead of avoiding the food, feeding it to the patient to build tolerance.

However, before they ever feed them the actual allergen, they start with small doses of other foods with similar protein structures. Using an artificial intelligence software they created, they can measure the exact amount each patient needs to safely build the tolerance at their own pace.

To remove any guesswork from the amount for parents or patients, they have created a system of gummies with different colors, shapes and doses tailored to each patient. The program is open to those with severe food allergies from six months old to 25 years old and has a 99% success rate. The institute is hosting a health fair Dec. 7 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. in Long Beach for the public to learn more.