Sunday, March 2, 2014

Allergy Friendly Madison Mallards Baseball Game

Sunday, June 15, 2014

3:05 pm

Mallards vs the Wisconsin Woodchucks

Duck Pond

Warner Park

2930 N Sherman Ave

Madison, WI 

Order Tickets Here:

Enter "foodallergy"

$3.00 of every ticket will be donated to FAAW
50/50 Raffle with proceeds donated to FAAW
Ceremonial first pitch by FAAW representative

Portal is open until June 1, 2014  


Questions regarding tickets can be directed to the
Madison Mallards - Scott Preimesberger at (608) 246-4277  or

Entry to the TDS Triple Play Club

:Peanut/Nut Free Seating Section

:Peanut/Nut Free Concession Stand


:All food labels will be available on the day of the game in a private concession stand
directly behind the TDS Triple Play Club seating area (along side of third base) - great seats!

: Major League Stadium Seating

:All you can eat and drink  burgers, brats, chicken sandwiches, hot dogs, potato chips
(soda and water) and 3 draught beers for $30.00 per person

: Children ages 5 and under that do not require a seat do not need a ticket

:Beer tickets can be used for tickets for the kid's games

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Tips from American Medical ID

Did everyone have a fun and safe Halloween this year?  This article from American Medical ID lists 5 tips for a Food Allergy Safe Halloween, but the suggestions are helpful to keep in mind for birthday parties, play dates, and pretty much anytime throughout the year!

 "Children with food allergies can enjoy Halloween just as much as other kids but it takes planning and vigilance."

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Food Allergy Awareness Walk 2013

The Food Allergy Association of Wisconsin invites individuals and families
to take part in fun activities and entertainment and enjoy a 1.5 mile walk
on a paved, stroller-friendly course starting at Warner Park.  Funds will be
used for Food Allergy Awareness and Education programs in Wisconsin.  

Food allergies impact 15 million people in the U.S., including 1 in every 13
children, and 1 in every 25 adults.  Every 3 minutes a food allergy reaction
sends someone to the emergency department. There is no cure for a food
Registration is free and activities begin at 9am, walk start at 10:30.  This
is a FREE event; however donations & pledges are welcome. Individual and
walk teams welcomed.

Activities include a raffle, face painting, kid's games, as well as vendors
& exhibitors displaying products & services to families with food allergies.

When:  Saturday, August 3, 2013
Where: Warner Park, 2930 N Sherman Ave, Madison, WI

Free Registration: 9am    Register the day the event or pre-register at
Walk Start Time: 10:30am

Honorary Chair:  John Stofflet 

Contact: Sheree' Godwin at

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Epinephrine Injection for Overweight Children

According to this article, children who are overweight or obese should be injected in the lower thigh or calf in order to ensure intramuscular administration of epinephrine.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Homemade Allergy-Friendy Cadbury Eggs

A couple of days ago my son asked me what a Cadbury Egg was. What?! For some reason the fact that he has never been able to enjoy one of these popular candies, and in fact had no idea what it even was, really bothered me. Of course with all of his allergies there are lots of foods that he has never been able to try, but I remember how much I always looked forward to finding a couple of these candy eggs in my Easter basket each year. So I decided it was time my son finds some (allergy-friendly) Cadbury Eggs in his Easter basket too!

Homemade Allergy-Friendly Cadbury Eggs
Marshmallow Fondant (recipe below*)
Yellow Food coloring
Enjoy Life Chocolate Chips

Tint a portion of the marshmallow fondant yellow, kneading until color is fully mixed in. Take about 1/2 tsp of the yellow mixture and roll into a ball. Now scoop out about 1 Tbsp of the white fondant and while holding it in your palm make an indent in the center and place the yellow ball (yolk) in it, then pinch the white fondant around the yellow ball and roll into an egg shape. Continue this process until all your eggs are complete. Place them in the freezer on a wax paper lined tray for a few minutes to harden. Meanwhile, melt the chocolate chips in the microwave and stir well. Using a fork, dip each egg into the melted chocolate and let the excess drip off before placing back on the wax paper lined tray. Place the chocolate covered egg in the fridge for 10 minutes while the chocolate sets. If desired, wrap each treat in a foil candy wrapper!

*Note* The marshmallow fondant recipe makes a large amount. If you are only using it to make these homemade Cadbury Eggs, I would suggest cutting the recipe in half.

Marshmallow Fondant
16 ounces white mini marshmallows
2-5 Tbsp water
2 pounds powdered sugar
1/2 cup Crisco

Melt marshmallows and 2 Tbsp of water in microwave. Stir every 30 seconds until melted. Place three-quarters of the powdered sugar on top of the melted marshmallows and mix. Grease hands and counter generously with Crisco. Dump the bowl of marshmallow/sugar mixture onto the greased counter. Start kneading the mixture like you would bread dough. Add the rest of the powdered sugar and knead some more. Re-grease your hands and counter when fondant is sticking. If the mix is tearing easily, add about 1/2 Tbsp of water and knead it in. Keep kneading until you get a smooth elastic ball that will stretch without tearing.

Prepare the fondant for storing by coating it with a good layer of Crisco, wrap in plastic wrap, and then place in a Ziploc bag. Squeeze out as much air as you can. MM Fondant can be made up to a couple of weeks ahead of time. To soften again for use, unwrap and knead a few times again with greased hands.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Madison Mallards Allergy Friendly Baseball

Date: Sunday, June 16, 2013

Time: 3:05pm

Mallards vs the Green Bay Bullfrogs

Place: Duck Pond Warner Park, Madison, WI

2920 North Sherman Ave

Madison, WI 53704

- Seating in the TDS section located along third base
- Major League Stadium Seating
- Peanut/Nut Free Seating Section
-Peanut/Nut Free Concession Stand
- All food labels will be available on the day of the game in a private concession stand
directly behind the TDS Triple Play Club seating area
- All you can eat and drink (soda and water) and 3 draught beers for $23.00 per person

Order tickets below by June 2, 2013:

Enter "allergy"

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Valentine's Day Treats

Looking for something to make with your little one for Valentine's Day?  Here are a few quick and easy ideas free of many of the top allergens...

  • Microwave Brownies cut into heart shapes and dusted with powdered sugar! (see recipe below)
  • Candy Cane Hearts! (place 2 mini candy canes on a wax paper lined tray so they form a heart and fill with safe melted chocolate and sprinkles)
  • Rice Krispies Treats cut into heart shapes! (swap some of the Rice Krispies cereal with Pebbles cereal for a little extra flavor and a pop of color)
  • Melt some safe chocolate chips and pour into heart shaped candy molds. (I used Enjoy Life Mega Chunks)

Microwave Brownies
1 banana, mashed
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup canola oil
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup flour (can use 1/2 cup white & 1/2 cup whole wheat)
4 Tbsp cocoa
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 cup water
1/2 cup Enjoy Life Chocolate Chips

Mix all ingredients well and pour into a greased 8x8 glass pan.  Microwave on high for 4 minutes.  Let cool and sprinkle with powdered sugar.