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Archive for the ‘Food Allergies’ Category
With Halloween just over a week away, it’s important for parents of children with peanut and other tree-nut allergies to know which candies are safe for their children to eat. Here’s a list compiled by the Bay Area Allergy Advisory Board for 2013 which could be helpful in keeping your child safe. Remember to check the ingredient list every time as recipes and factory production practices change from time to time. As an added safety measure, always be sure your child is wearing a Medical ID. American Medical ID features an array of medical alert jewelry for children with styles to fit all personalities.
Halloween can be very frightening for children with food allergies and their parents. With a little planning, Halloween can be both fun and safe. Be sure your child is also wearing a medical ID. Here’s to a very Happy Halloween to all!
This article is re-posted from www.kidswithfoodallergies.org. For the complete article, click here. Always be sure your child with food allergies wears a form of Medical ID. American Medical ID features an array of medical alert jewelry for children with styles to fit all personalities.
How to take the tricks out of treats when your child has food allergies
Halloween can be a tricky time for a growing number of children who have food allergies. Today, one in 12 children, or six to eight million kids, are affected by allergies to foods such as milk, peanuts and tree nuts, ingredients commonly found in candy. Often the most life-threatening, peanut allergy, for example, has doubled in the last five years.
This article was recently published in US News. The author, Tamara Duker Freuman, MS, RD, CDN, is a NYC-based registered dietitian whose clinical practice specializes in digestive disorders, Celiac Disease, and food intolerances.
Her personal blog, www.tamaraduker.com, focuses on healthy eating and gluten-free living.
It Takes a Village To Raise a Child (With Food Allergy)
African proverb, “It takes a village to raise a child,” rings especially true for parents. Who among us hasn’t relied on others in our “village” for last-minute babysitting, help getting a stroller down stairs or grabbing a runaway toddler headed into the street?
Brought to you by our friends at FARE, Food Allergy Research & Education:
Food allergy bullying is a growing problem in schools across the country. About a third of kids with food allergies report that they have been bullied specifically because of their allergies.
FARE’s “It’s Not a Joke” Campaign can help you learn more about food allergies and how you can prevent food allergy bullying. Watch our PSA below and scroll down to learn more about how you can help make a difference.
I am pleased to be able to relate my story, in the hope that it will encourage others to purchase a medical ID and thus experience the same comfort and confidence this has brought to my life.
My story begins 3 years or so ago when I experienced my first anaphylactic attack which was of an extremely serious nature. A further 11 attacks followed, each of a life-threatening nature.
I live on Norfolk Island in the South Pacific where our wonderful hospital is close at hand, the hospital staff know me, and the appropriate treatment can be promptly administered.
Original article by Sydney Lupkin | ABC News Blogs – Wed, May 8, 2013 4:22 PM EDT. Reposted for content related to the allergy and anaphylaxis community for Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month. To view the original article, click here.
Could Sucking Your Baby’s Pacifier Cut Allergy Risk?
Maybe it bounces once or twice.
Some parents throw it right in the trash. Others boil it. Some just give it a rinse in the sink.
It is hard to explain to those who don’t know what it is like to be in pain or feel sick on the inside and look perfectly fine on the outside. Wearing a medical ID can help spread awareness of invisible illnesses like Crohn’s Disease, PTSD, Anxiety, Bipolar, Depression, Diabetes, Lupus, Fibromyalgia, MS, ME, M.D., Arthritis, Cancer, Heart Disease, Epilepsy, Severe Allergies, Dementia, Alzheimer’s and more!
- Nearly 1 in 2 Americans (133 million) has a chronic condition
Chronic Care in America: A 21st Century Challenge, a study of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation & Partnership for Solutions: Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (September 2004 Update). “Chronic Conditions: Making the Case for Ongoing Care”.
A woman was wearing her purple Silicone Flex medical ID bracelet as she was jogging in New York’s Central Park. The woman wore a medical ID because of her severe allergy to bee stings, which played a pivotal role in catching one of arch nemesis Moriarty’s hired assassins! Not too bad for a day’s work!
Here’s a Link to the Episode:
Don’t forget, May is Allergy Awareness Month!