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Interview: Alison DiBiasio of Allergy Essentials USA

6 Apr

Interview: Alison DiBiasio of Allergy Essentials USA.

Alison DiBiasio is the creator of the Epissentials auto-injector holder, winner of the 2012 Reader’s Choice Award for Best Auto-Injector Case.

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get allergy wise: Book Review: The Best Audience: A Lesson about Food Allergies for Young Children

9 Mar

get allergy wise: Book Review: The Best Audience: A Lesson about Food Allergies for Young Children.

Overall, I highly recommend this book to parents and educators alike.  Reading this book alone to the class will definitely cover the key points of food allergies.Mrs. Brock poses questions to the children that definitely help to start a conversation about food allergies. 

A Mom’s Perspective: A Guide to Registering Your Food Allergic Child for Kindergarten » SnackSafely.com

7 Mar

A Mom’s Perspective: A Guide to Registering Your Food Allergic Child for Kindergarten » SnackSafely.com.

The day has finally arrived: It’s time to register your food allergic child for kindergarten! Typical parents experience a plethora of emotions during this time including a dose of anxiety

Top 25 Food Allergy Mom Blogs – Circle of Moms

28 Oct

Top 25 Food Allergy Mom Blogs – Circle of Moms.

Are you a mom blogger with a food-allergic family member? We’re searching for the best food allergy mom blogs — blogs that share allergen-free recipes, cooking tips, products, stories, or support for food-allergic families.

Help us find the Top 25 Food Allergy Mom Blogs by Nov 16, 2011 at 5pm PSTby voting once every 24 hours for your favorite blog. All votes acquired through bots (or any other unfair voting mechanism), and blogs that do not fit in this category will be removed before the list is finalized.

Sublime Shambles of a Shell: Homemade allergy food posters

10 Oct

Sublime Shambles of a Shell: Homemade allergy food posters.

A great idea here, make your own posters from junk mail of “safe | not safe” foods for the kids in your family.

I showed them the foam letter stickers and let them help me find the correct letters to create the different poster titles – ‘SAFE’ and ‘NOT SAFE’
This proved a good way to allow them to use letter recognition and the added fun of peeling and sticking each letter on the paper, rather than Mummy just writing the words on the paper.

The munchkins went through the small basket of food pictures, one by one taking turns to apply the glue and stick on the correct poster as to weather the particular food was safe or  not safe for their current allergies.

4 Ways to Empower Kids with Food Allergies

24 Sep

4 Ways to Empower Kids with Food Allergies.

According to a recent study by the Jaffe Food Allergy Institute at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York, 30% of students with food allergies have been bullied or teased by their peers about their allergy.

 

Ask Teachers to Talk about Food Allergies in the Classroom
In many instances, food allergy bullying stems from a lack of understanding. Young children who have never been exposed to food allergies might have trouble comprehending the dire consequences that can arise when a food allergic child is exposed to certain allergens. Teachers can help alleviate this issue by starting the school year off with a discussion about food allergies. Social worker Judy S. Freedman, author of “Easing the Teasing” suggests using books such as “Taking Food Allergies to School” by Helen Weiner as a springboard for this type of discussion.  

 

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Nut Free and Other Food Allergy Resources for Parents

22 Sep

Nut Free and Other Food Allergy Resources for Parents.

I’m thrilled that my EasyLunchboxes make it easier for families to pack allergy-safe meals, but what about the actual food? It can be an overwhelming  responsibility to send a child with severe food allergies off to school or what should be a simple outing with friends. So I’ve put together a little list that I hope will be of help:

The Nut-Free Mom Blog: Nut-Free Candy Finds for Halloween and Beyond!

17 Sep

The Nut-Free Mom Blog: Nut-Free Candy Finds for Halloween and Beyond!.

Free Printables for kids with Food Allergies

9 Sep

Paper and Pigtails has generously produced some great free ‘warning labels’ designed for print at home.

 

There are also printable cards, sized as business cards {how to make and/or where to order are below} that have important information – from a warning that the child has allergies, to the personal information you can write on the back. One friend plans on putting these in luggage tags to attach to her child’s lunchbox and backpack, but you can also give them out to teachers or parents to help spread awareness!!