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03/30/2016
...With summertime, there will be many “summer barbecues” to attend. Don’t let food allergies be the reason not to spend time with family and friends! To ensure you or your child is safe at these BBQs, we put together a list of helpful tips for attending cookouts with food allergies: Talk With the Host Before Attending Regardless of who is hosting you – a family member, friend or a co-worker – they may or...
12/11/2012
...There are several ways to test for food allergies: blood tests, challenge tests, skin prick tests (or scratch tests), skin injection tests (or intradermal skin tests), and skin patch testing (or atopy patch tests). There are advantages and disadvantages of food allergy tests, so depending on the circumstances, the doctor will choose one or more types of tests to assess your little one’s allergies. With patch testing, an allergen is placed on a patch,...
Back to School With Food Allergies
08/18/2016
...Summer is winding down, and it’s time to start helping your children prepare for their return to class and food allergy. Your school might have sent school supply lists, teacher assignments, and schedule for school nights. Now, it’s time to create your own food allergy checklist. Whether your child is returning to the classroom or attending for the first time, here are some things to help make sure they have a successful, fun,...
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,...
10/26/2015
...Halloween can be extra “spooky” for parents of children with food allergies. For today’s post, I’ve collected some tips, resources, and recipes to help ensure that your family has a safe, happy, and allergy-friendly Halloween. Tips & Resources: Kids with Food Allergies (KFA) has developed an amazing Tips to Safely Celebrate Halloween with Food Allergies resouce which includes: Halloween tips for at home: hosting a party, enlisting help of others, trading unsafe treats and...
12/22/2016
...FOOD Check out 3 great tips for hosting parties and get togethers where some guests have food allergies Browse delicious recipes for a festive holiday FAACT offers this list of fabulous tips to make sure you maintain allergy safety with food during the holiday season The pretty bee shares how to stock your pantry for holiday baking Kids With Food Allergies has several great guides for recipe substitution OTHER HELPFUL RESOURCES Family outdoor activities for...
10/09/2008
...Although there is a lot of attention on peanut-free tables and banning peanut butter from school cafeterias, studies show that most food allergic reactions at school happen outside the cafeteria. Classroom parties and other situations out of the ordinary can put food allergic children at increased risk. With Halloween parties around the corner, I thought I’d share my TREAT sheet (some tips) that has helped keep my son and other allergic children safe and...
05/11/2010
...Food allergens can be disguised by alternate names and hidden in the long words of an ingredient list. Unless you know what words to look for, it’s easy to overlook an allergen. As parents of children with food allergies, you all know how serious such an oversight can be. This month, we are doing a blog series on hidden food allergens to help you recognize hidden ingredients so that this doesn’t happen to you...
   
 
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