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12/24/2015
...Bright yellow signs, tape, and flashing lights might work well to alert folks about a potential hazard situation. However, most children and teenagers would prefer not to be adorned with blatant or obnoxious labeling that draws attention to their allergy situation. Let’s face it though, food allergies are on the rise and many elicit severe reactions. Unexpected medical emergencies can happen anytime and anywhere. Parents aren’t always around when their child encounters an allergy...
06/29/2010
...Anyone who has eaten something and then experiences an unpleasant reaction has probably wondered if they have a food allergy. In fact, one out of three individuals thinks they may have a food allergy or may modify their diet due to a suspicion. Occuring to AAAAI statistics, yet only around 6% of children under the age of three are affected by food allergies, but most out grow these allergies as adults. What all...
04/13/2012
...Many Neocate parents know that using allergy testing to determine food allergies can be tricky, because many children experience what may be considered a food intolerance or sensitivity, versus a true food allergy. Generally, a food allergy is considered to be an immunoglobulin E (IgE) mediated immune response. (1) In a previous blog, we have outlined the standard tests that may be done to determine whether your child has an Ig-E mediated food allergy,...
05/10/2012
...Food Allergy Awareness Week and National Eosinophil Awareness Weeks usually take place in the beginning of May each year. That’s no coincidence, since food allergies and eosinophilic disorders are closely related. For many of our families, both of these are important reason to celebrate next week and to spread the word. Food Allergy Awareness Week The Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network(FAAN) established the first official “week” to increase awareness of food allergies in 1998,...
05/01/2014
...May, 2014 is a big month for families managing food allergies and sensitivities. To begin with, FARE has declared May to be Food Allergy Action Month! In years past FARE organized Food Allergy Awareness Week, but one week just wasn’t enough time to raise awareness and inspire action. For the estimated 15 million Americans with food allergies, this is an ideal time to work together to improve understanding of food allergy, advance the search...
08/13/2015
...safe and addressing emergencies should one occur. The three most common plans used for food allergic children are known as Emergency Care Plans (ECP), Individualized Healthcare Plans (IHCP) and 504 Plans. The following are good sources for becoming educated on these and offering sample templates as well. Kids With Food Allergies (KFA) offers both video and print resources related to care plan topics. This resource addresses four sample plans: protocol and procedure for allergy management...
05/30/2016
...Are you looking for a simple and fun activity to share with your family? As the weather warms up, it’s the perfect time of the year to pack up a picnic basket and head out with the family. We have a few tips to make sure your picnic will be a walk in the park and allergy-friendly! Keep it simple You don’t have to go far to enjoy eating outside with your family. You...
09/17/2013
...While a lot of kids are picky eaters, children with food allergies have no choice in the matter. Their immune systems’ limit the types of foods they can consume. If your child has food allergies, they are not alone. In fact, according to the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics 1 in every 13 children have been diagnosed with a food allergy. Food allergies can begin at any age and affect all...
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