get allergy wise: Disneyland: Our Food Allergy Experience

3 Apr

get allergy wise: Disneyland: Our Food Allergy Experience.

read about a families recent experience with a trip to Disneyland.

Because I hadn’t planned in time to make the 14 day advance special accommodations for multiple food allergies, uncommon food allergies, or multiple guests with food allergies, I decided to accept their other option and just book reservations through their reservation hotline, have the allergies noted on the reservation tickets, and speak to the chefs when we arrived at the restaurants.

Winners of the 2012 Food Allergy Reader’s Choice Awards

30 Mar

Winners of the 2012 Food Allergy Reader’s Choice Awards.

The results are in for the 2012 Food Allergy Reader’s Choice Awards! Find out which of your favorite food allergy products and services were voted the best of the best.

 

click the title to read the post at About.com

The Nut-Free Mom Blog: Food Allergies at School? “Safe” Easter Party Strategies

27 Mar

The Nut-Free Mom Blog: Food Allergies at School? “Safe” Easter Party Strategies.

Another great post from the nut-free mom, covering some clever tips and suggestions on dealing with Easter Parties at school for kids with food allergies.

Based on my own experiences and my own observations at numerous school parties over the years, I have some suggestions about how to make parties safe for everyone, fun for everyone and definitely less stressful for parents, teachers and kids.

3. Emphasize non-edible activities. There is too much food at school and frankly, most teachers are probably not enjoying the sugar buzz that the candy creates in the classroom. What about some fun, creative crafts? Younger kids love to make things!

Researchers Develop New, More Accurate Test For Peanut Allergy Diagnosis

26 Mar

Researchers Develop New, More Accurate Test For Peanut Allergy Diagnosis. via PeanutAllergy

Australian researchers have recently developed a new way of conducting peanut allergy tests that promises to be less invasive and more accurate than previously used methods. The researchers, from the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute and University of Melbourne, set out to develop a test that was simpler and less risky than an oral food challenge.

 

Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network Presents Annual Awards

26 Mar

Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network Presents Annual Awards.

via peanutallergy.com

Last week, the Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network (FAAN) announced the winners of the 16th Annual Mariel C. Furlong Awards for Making a Difference, their annual awards for those who are dedicated to raising awareness of food allergy issues.

Doctors Prescribe Smartphone Apps To Help Patients Manage Food Allergies

13 Mar

via peanutallergy.com link

Doctors in the United Kingdom have been asked to recommend free or inexpensive smartphone apps to help their patients manage chronic health conditions ranging from food allergies to depression. Health Secretary Andrew Lansley has compiled a list of almost 500 smartphone programs that will be recommended by the National Health Service (NHS) for patients in the UK, says The Telegraph.

HealthyChildren.org – Food Allergy Reactions

11 Mar

How do I know if my child has a food allergy?

A food allergy happens when the body reacts against harmless proteins found in foods. The reaction usually happens shortly after a food is eaten. Food allergy reactions can vary from mild to severe. Because there are many things that can be confused with food allergies, it is important for parents to know the difference. 

via HealthyChildren.org – Food Allergy Reactions.

Avoiding Food Allergens On College Campuses

11 Mar

peanutallergy.com

With every college campus offering at least one dining hall, are there enough choices to accommodate everyone? According to the TexasUniversity Star, the food in many college cafeterias does not offer appropriate food for college students with severe food allergies.

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. 

The Nut-Free Mom Blog: Food Allergies and “Safe” Activities: How Do You Decide?

8 Mar

The Nut-Free Mom Blog: Food Allergies and “Safe” Activities: How Do You Decide?.

One of the most frequent questions I hear from parents of kids with food allergies and peanut allergy, especially, is whether or not a certain activity is “safe” for their child.

…I think it’s important for parents to give themselves a break when it comes to dealing with food allergies. While it’s important to find ways to do things that kids really want to do, we shouldn’t feel like we have to take heroic measures to do every single thing.

Jenny offers practical, from-the-heart advice on planning for activities for kids with food allergies.