Uniform Allergy Plans Sought for U.S. Schools
- When Danielle Davis attended school in Rapid City,
S.D., her mother didn't worry much about her being exposed to
peanuts, a food that could kill the severely allergic teenager.
Danielle's high school had a food allergy policy, and she
had no problems during her nine months there.
But when the two moved to Charleston in 2006, everything
Peanut Allergy Can be Lethal, but Treatments Show Promise
- It began with a shortness of breath. Twenty minutes
later, my ears were so inflamed I could barely hear. Angry red
hives covered my neck and chest, which didn't go too well with
my black dinner dress.
Get your Candy, Minus the Nuts and
Sugar - Candy Creations Co.
produces confections for a select market: folks who are allergic
to nuts and those who want their sweets sugar-free. The
company’s chocolate product line is free of nuts. Almost all the
candies are also available in a sugar-free variety. Candy
Creations sells through its web site. Products can be shipped
anywhere in the U.S. Get more information at: 513-459-7946 or
Patti Blagojevich Announces Illinois Becomes First State in the
Nation to Offer a Statewide Food Allergy Educational Program
- First Lady Patti Blagojevich today announced that Illinois
schools will now be better equipped to protect children from
potentially life-threatening food allergies. The First Lady
launched a new awareness campaign targeted at educating school
personnel and students on the dangers of food allergies.
Goes Mainstream - For about 2 million
Americans, the bread basket used to be filled with a tasteless,
brick-like loaf that crumbled when sliced. That was the bleak world of
food Bernie Mansbach found 25 years ago when he was diagnosed with
celiac disease, or an intolerance to a wheat protein called gluten.
Free Downloadable Children's
Book: Under My Skin (PDF; Size=3.4MB) -
Addresses the social and emotional impact often faced by those suffering
from atopic dermatitis, commonly known as eczema. Under My Skin offers easy
to understand explanations of how the disease
occurs and tips on coping with its symptoms.
An Open Letter
to Disney/ABC About Food Allergies -
"I am writing of a matter of
great concern to me. You have broadcast a show providing
dangerously inaccurate information and shockingly irresponsible
role modeling, which could easily result in the deaths of school
age children...what I saw last night
on the Disney Channel struck me with fear for the safety of my
child and for others like him with life-threatening food
Everyone: Kids with food allergies don't have to miss out on
dessert. One of these delicious cupcake recipes -- including
gluten-free and dairy-free varieties -- is just right for your child.
Food Allergies and School: What
Every Parent Should Know - includes a downloadable,
customizable Allergy Action Plan for your child.
Metro Schools Ask Kids to Leave Peanuts at Home
- First it was drugs. Then guns. Now some schools in
southeast Michigan are trying to prevent another possibly lethal
scourge from reaching their classrooms: the peanut butter and jelly
After the Bottle:
Preventing Food Allergies - Preventing food allergies may be possible,
especially if your child is at high risk of having a food allergy, including
already having an allergy to another food or formula, having other family
members with food allergies, or having other 'allergic' type conditions or
family members with these conditions, such as eczema, allergic rhinitis (hayfever)
Celiac Specialties of Chesterfield Twp. Serves Gluten-free Baked
Goods for People with a Complex Food Allergy - Janet
Armil is elated. For the first time in more than seven
years, she can walk into a bakery and buy anything she sees in
the shop's well-stocked cases -- a coffee cake for the weekend,
crunchy almond biscotti to dunk in coffee, rolls for sandwiches
or an absolutely luscious carrot cake spread with cream cheese
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