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03/18/2017
In 1977, the United Nations officially proclaimed March 8 International Women’s Day. Although observances celebrating women are not new, the designation of this day marked a global shift in recognition of women’s contributions to our world. Today, we join in celebration of women all over the world and ask you to join us to be #BeBoldForChange.   This year’s #BeBoldForChange campaign calls on individuals to help forge a better working world; a more...
05/05/2016
Each year, for one special day we have the privilege of honoring all of the mothers who devote themselves to ensuring the safety of their children. With Mother’s Day approaching this weekend, we want to thank each and every one of our Neocate moms for their endless love and support of not only their children, but each other. We frequently receive thoughtful messages from the community about how Neocate has helped moms and...
10/20/2011
One concern I hear from a number of families who have children with food allergies is exactly what food brands are their children allowed to have. So as Halloween gets closer, we wanted to provide a list of common brands of common Halloween treats and the allergens they are free from. Important to note that this list may not be complete or up-to-date. Please note it is always important to be sure with...
Going to Preschool Or Daycare with Food Allergies
08/19/2009
...for example if your child’s lunch needs to be kept separate from allergen-containing foods. Last, explain to your child that he has his own special lunch, prepared with love by you! Offer to bring in allergy-safe treats for holidays and special events (if the school allows). This way you know that your child is safe, and she won’t feel excluded from the fun! (Some schools now do not allow fresh baked items, and require caregivers...
06/07/2016
Okay, I admit it. I don’t always know what to say when I am trying to describe a health condition or diagnosis to someone else. I find this to be true when talking to my patients but even more so when trying to explain my own personal health to my family and friends. Putting aside the emotions that come along with many health situations, I often struggle to find the right words to...
...decreased symptoms, but there were still unexplained flare-ups. Two months post-diagnosis, we were visiting family for the holidays where each day started with a hot breakfast. Paulie’s asthma and eczema flared each morning shortly after we entered the kitchen, but only sometimes during lunch and dinner. Finally the pattern was clear. He was reacting to food proteins in the air! We learned not to cook or reheat anything with eggs or pork around Paulie. Peanuts...
01/28/2011
...action plan. The plan should cover how to deal with snacks/lunch each day, what will happen on holidays and other special celebrations involving food, the potential for cross-contamination or accidental exposure, how to spot symptoms of an allergic reaction and how to treat them. Make sure your child is aware of their restricted diet. If your child knows what foods are safe and what to avoid, it can be extremely helpful to avoid exposure to...
01/26/2017
...“Can I eat this?” At holidays, parties and family and school events, parents will eventually hear “Can I eat this?” from their child with food allergies. Hopefully you have taught your child to always ask before taking a bite! You may not have had time to fully investigate the requested food, which requires not just reading the label, but may require calling the manufacturer of the prepared food. Consulting websites such as www.foodallergy.org or...
   
 
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