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Going to Preschool Or Daycare with Food Allergies
08/19/2009
...The first day of preschool or daycare with food allergies is an exciting time for young children. It’s usually also an exciting time for parents, too! Sometimes, introducing little ones with food allergies and related conditions into a new environment can be scary and, depending on the severity of the allergy, even a bit dangerous. Prepare for preschool or daycare with food allergies. If this situation is one you will face soon, then...
01/28/2011
...allergens. If you can, teach them only to accept food from a designated caregiver or teacher and not from other children (however well-meaning they may be, they often don’t completely understand food allergies at this young age). Label your child’s lunch bag or cubby. This will help avoid any mix-ups. You can order allergy labels online or make them yourself. Educate your child’s class about food allergies. With food allergies on the rise, chances are...
08/11/2016
...allergy parents can all agree that they work hard to keep their little ones happy, healthy, and safe. We asked the community what being a food allergy parent means, and no two answers were the same. Being a food allergy parent means… “Constantly reading labels, calling companies and long nights of homemade things!” -@Sweets4EPIGirl “Advocating for your F.A. child in school, educating friends & family, always pre-planning wherever you go.” – @epi-trak “Constant diligence.” –...
05/26/2011
...sources of probiotics, such as pickles, sauerkraut and kombucha tea. Probiotic supplements may also be a good option, but use caution when choosing one to be sure it is safe for your child’s food allergies. Ask your child’s doctor or dietitian about whether a probiotic supplement is appropriate and see if they can recommend an allergy-friendly brand. If they don’t know of a particular brand, do your research, check labels, call the manufacturers and then...
05/11/2010
...sausage and lunch meats), sauces and soups. In fact, soy is found in an estimated 60% of processed foods! Therefore, if your child is allergic to soy, it’s incredibly important to always read and decipher food labels. Some common ingredients to look for that contain soy include: Hydrolyzed vegetable protein (HVP) Textured vegetable protein (TVP) Lecithin Monodiglyceride Monosodium glutamate (MSG) Vegetable oil Vitamin E Natural flavoring Vegetable broth Vegetable gum Vegetable starch Soy Oil: Refined...
10/09/2008
...of salt and assume honest intent. Eat only food with labels that have been double checked. Your child will be tempted but it’s important to remember that ingredients change. Different sizes of the same candy or cookies can have different ingredients as well. Homemade treats are likely to be on the scene and these can contain any number of questionable ingredients and may have been cross-contaminated by an innocent parent who is not accustomed to...
10/26/2015
...ideas for a food-free Halloween Halloween tips for at school: discussion with parents and teachers Trick-or-treating checklist Examples of non-food treats Fun ways to celebrate KFA’s guide on how to read Halloween candy labels is also extremely thorough and helpful! Join the Teal Pumpkin Project! Food Allergy Reserach & Education (FARE) started a campaign to help raise awareness of food allergies and promote inclusion of all kids on Halloween. Included are helpful ideas for non-food...
08/07/2014
...store and start to look at nutrition labels. You might find yourself asking “What can my kid eat?!”, “Will they be able to eat typical kid food like birthday cake and pizza?”, or “What will I pack them for school lunches?” The list of questions can be endless and overwhelming to say the least. Luckily, thanks to the world wide web, there are some accessible resources that will both educate and inspire you about allergen-free...
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