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10/02/2008
...A few weeks ago, I wrote about Where To Start: Tips for New Food Allergy Parents when adjusting to life with food allergies. Soon after your child is diagnosed, you will realize how food is the focal point of every social occasion. So this week, I’ll share some tips for socializing as well as some ideas for a safer kitchen area. Setting Up a Safe Kitchen Your child’s age, the severity of his/her symptoms,...
08/03/2010
...our favorite tips to help parents and caregivers with food allergy kiddos plan an allergy-safe play date. Keep in mind these tips can be used for both older and younger children. Make play date cards. A play date card is a card you give to the adult in charge of a play date with important information. There are tons of choices of templates for play date cards on the market. For children with allergies or...
04/24/2015
...A box of bandages just won’t do for a food allergy crisis. Even diligent efforts at allergen avoidance can be thwarted. You never know when a severe food allergy reaction can occur and require emergency response actions. Serious reactions are often unexpected, sudden and require immediate attention. Time is of the essence when there is a risk of an anaphylactic reaction, an extreme, often life-threatening allergic reaction. So like Scouts, its best to “be...
10/03/2010
...Halloween is just around the corner and while your little ones are getting excited for the costumes, trick-or-treating and parties, you may be worrying about how to keep them safe during a time that can be dangerous for children with food allergies. Luckily with some advance planning you can ensure that your child enjoys these activities without the risk of an allergic reaction. Serve allergy friendly treats. You can make your own safe treats...
09/18/2008
...If you’re reading this article, chances are your child has recently had a frightening allergic reaction. Or, after months of colic, acid reflux, eczema, hives or wheezing, your child was finally diagnosed with multiple food allergies. With either of these events, you may not realize it, but you’ve been hit by the allergy avalanche. If you are at all like I was when I when the avalanche got me, you’re wondering how in...
08/13/2015
...for both the school communities and parents. B is for bringing allergy awareness supplies to school. Besides hand sanitizers and sanitizing wipes to reduce the risk of surface allergen contamination, other items might be worth consideration too. Here are some suggestions for allergy-related gear and allergy-safe foods. Safety tattoos may be a good idea, especially at the beginning of the school year and for younger students until the school staff becomes familiar with your child’s...
Traveling with Neocate – Ready, Set, Go!
08/02/2017
...When traveling with Neocate, there is always a lot to consider when planning a trip. Where will you go, how will you get there, who will join you in your adventure? Traveling with a food allergy adds yet another caveat to the plan. What will you eat and how much Neocate will you need to bring? Some parents wonder about the best way to bring and travel with Neocate. Some become concerned about...
07/25/2017
...or snacks to be stored? Is there a dedicated place to store epinephrine at camp? Ask: is your child allowed to bring packed lunches/snacks? What about potential allergens from the other campers that will be attending camp with your little one? Is there a food allergy management plan for the camp? Is there a designated area for little ones with food allergies to eat? What kind of camp staff are available for your child? Is...
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