Thursday, December 29, 2011
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
"It has recently come to our attention that removal of the blue safety cap the wrong way by pulling it sideways or bending and twisting it off may prevent the device from working properly and potentially result in failure to deliver the drug," the company said in a release Thursday.
Friday, December 23, 2011
Candy Cane Cocoa
1 cup Dari-Free powder
1 cup cocoa powder
1 cup sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup Enjoy Life mini chocolate chips
1/2 cup crushed candy canes
1/2 cup mini marshmallows (optional)
Layer each ingredient in an airtight jar. Makes 1 quart of mix = 12 servings. Create a tag to attach to the jar with these instructions: Mix contents in large bowl. For each serving, place 1/3 cup cocoa mix in mug and stir in 1 cup of boiling water. Store remaining mix in the airtight jar.
Friday, December 2, 2011
Here is a list of websites where you can either make your own Chef Card to print out or order premade cards. One site listed below even has translation cards available to use when traveling.
http://www.selectwisely.com/ (Translation cards)
Saturday, November 26, 2011
Monday, November 21, 2011
Monday, October 31, 2011
Thursday, October 20, 2011
Cut an apple into quarters. Cut a wedge on the skin side to resemble an open mouth. Cut mini marshmallows into little triangle teeth and attach to the apple with Sunbutter or soybutter. Use a fruit roll-up to make the tongue.
*The teeth can also be made with slivered almonds (if your child isn't allergic) or small slices of carrot stuck into the apple.
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
SPOOK-TACULAR FALL CARNIVAL
HOLY CROSS LUTHERAN SCHOOL (GYM)
2670 MILWAUKEE STREET
MADISON, WI 53704
DATE: OCTOBER 28, 2011
TIME: 6:00 – 8:00 P.M.
FOOD FREE FUN FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY!!
GAMES ~ COSTUME PARADE~ PRIZES
If you are interested in donating prizes or volunteering to run a game please email email@example.com
We would like to request that the Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act of 2004 (Title II of Public Law 108-282), also known as FALCPA, be extended to include labeling of items containing sesame seeds and mustard seeds.
Sesame seed, for example, is sometimes hidden in ingredients, under the name "tahini", "spices", or "natural flavoring". Individuals with food allergies need to know exactly what is contained within a food product, for the sake of their health and safety. Approximately 3 million Americans are affected by sesame allergies and accidental exposures can be fatal, for some.
Food allergies are on the rise, now affecting 1 in 13 children, in the U.S., according to the latest study sponsored by the Food Allergy Initiative.
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Study shows most get right dose from EpiPen
Monday, October 3, 2011
"Within 15 minutes of having taking the first bite of a brownie, that she didn't even like, we were in the back of an ambulance," said Marianne Glaser, Katie Ann's mother. "That's when her lips started swelling, and she broke out in the body hives, and (her nose) just started running and her eyes got red and (there was) facial swelling."
Upstate Deputy Credited For Helping 4-Year-Old
Monday, September 26, 2011
"The Epi-Inject is a series of both personal and public emergency adrenaline injectors that provide an easy, non-jabbing method of treatment for even the most inexperienced to administer. The personal injector is a small 3-inch by 2-inch device that can be attached to any bag or backpack using the integrated carabiner. Users simply have to press the spring-loaded button and the adrenaline is administered immediately through the injector. The public injector is a larger device designed to be installed at restaurants, schools, parks or any other place where an allergic reaction may occur."
Friday, September 23, 2011
A couple of days ago I was browsing through a food allergy message board and read a story from a mom whose child had recently had an allergic reaction while at school. While the mom was happy with how the school staff responded and followed the child’s Action Plan (gave EpiPen, called 911, then called the mom) she realized that she had no contingency plan set up for what would then happen regarding her other children.
While we mostly focus our time, energy, and thought into setting up the plan of action for the school to take, do we tend to forget the other factors involved when one of our children has an allergic reaction?
· Who will pick up your other children at the school, bus stop, or home? Perhaps a neighbor, close friend, or family member? Make a list of people you can rely on to pick up your other children and go over the emergency plan with them.
· Do any of your other children have food allergies? Be sure these friends or neighbors also know what to do in case of an allergic reaction!
· Have all contact phone numbers entered into your cell phone so you aren’t frantically looking through a phone book or trying to remember someone’s number while riding in the ambulance or at the hospital when all you really want to be doing is giving all of your attention to your frightened child having the allergic reaction.
· Give a list of these contacts (with their permission) to the school in case they need to call someone to pick up your other children for you.
· Who will pick you up and drive you home from the ER if you rode in the ambulance with your child? Unfortunately sometimes we are not able to reach our spouses while they are at work.
Can you think of anything else we should be thinking about for an emergency plan? Please feel free to leave a comment!
Saturday, September 10, 2011
Thursday, September 8, 2011
Prevention and Control of Influenza with Vaccines: Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), 2011
Sunday, September 4, 2011
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
Information about pre-registration for individuals or teams can be found at http://www.foodallergywis.org/eventsmadison.html . Free event and donations are encouraged. You may also register the day of the event.
Date: Saturday, August 13, 2011
FREE Registration: 9:00am
Walk Start: 10:30am
Location: Warner Park, Madison, WI
Honorary Chair is John Stofflet, News Anchor of NBC-15
Friday, July 29, 2011
What is Breathe: It’s The Law?
A campaign to make sure students in EVERY state can carry and self-administer their life-saving asthma and anaphylaxis medications. AANMA spearheaded this campaign with support from volunteers and legislators in every state.
Why is it important?
Every school year students die because they were unable to get to their asthma or anaphylaxis medications on time. The medications were locked in a nurse’s cabinet or stowed away in a place too far to get to when the student needed them. Minutes count when asthma or anaphylaxis strikes. Students need to carry these medications on them, know when and how to use them — and then do it!
Monday, July 18, 2011
When: July 19, 2011
Time: 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Where: Holy Cross Lutheran School - 2670 Milwaukee Street Madison
Speaker: Tess O'Brien-Heinzen
Topic: Covered topics will include 504 plans, Individual Health Plans (IHP), and preparing your child and school for upcoming year.
If you have any questions you would like answered at the meeting please forward them to firstname.lastname@example.org
Article about Food Allergies and the Law written by Tess.
RSVP: Sheree' Godwin at email@example.com
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
for an Allergen Friendly Night of Fun!
Allergen Friendly Baseball Game
Madison Mallards at Warner Park, Madison, WI
with Post-game Fireworks
Saturday, June 18th
Invite your family, friends, and neighbors to come along!
Use code "Allergy"
Order Mallards Tickets
Children 5 and younger will gain admission to the ballpark for free -
ONLY IF THEY DO NOT NEED A SEAT
See flyer for ticket information and details.
Mallards Allergen Friendly Baseball Game
Friday, May 13, 2011
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
FAAW Coloring Contest
Monday, May 9, 2011
Adorn handbag and messenger bag
FRIO wallets (keep medications cool)
KozyEpi EpiPen and Puffer Pouches
Omaxcare Leg Buddy & Asthma Pal
Peace of Mind Allergy Solutions (Custom made EpiPen carriers)
Take In Case
Concealed EpiPen (Waist Pal, Waist Buddy, Leg Buddy)
Allergy Apparel (epipen & inhaler carriers)
Felted EpiPen Carrier/Case
Autoinjector Duo Pouch w/ badge
Epi-Access Teacher Case
Icy Diamond Totes
One Spot Allergy
Protectube (waterproof case)
Med-Ready Puffer Tote
Sunday, May 8, 2011
What: Cake Decorating Class
Where: Holy Cross Lutheran School
2670 Milwaukee st
When: May 12th at 6:30 PM
Are you interested in learning how to decorate amazing cakes for your loved ones with food allergies? Come join us for a fun hands-on class where you will learn tips and techniques to decorate cakes, cupcakes, and cookies just like the pros! Bring your own cake (made specifically for your allergen set) to decorate and take home to share with your family or just practice some frosting techniques on the sugar cookies we will provide.
If you are interested in attending or have any questions you may contact Vicki Horton at Vicki@FoodAllergyWis.org. Please RSVP!
*provided sugar cookies and frosting will be dairy, egg, peanut, and tree nut free.*
Friday, April 22, 2011
On hand to lead the Talk were Lori Sandler, founder of Divvies Bakery and author of The Divvies Bakery Cookbook, and clinical psychologist Dr. Jules Spotts, Ph.D.
As participant Gina Rau said, “It's never easy, but there are so many ways to make it easier.” By sharing ideas and offering support, our conversation in TheMotherhood brought that sentiment to life!
Managing the Anxiety Often Associated with Food Allergies
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Thursday, March 31, 2011
Saturday, March 19, 2011
Children with More Severe Eczema Less Likely to Outgrow Milk, Egg Allergy
Sunday, March 6, 2011
34 Weeks to a Milk Miracle
Friday, February 25, 2011
For a limited time on Facebook, if you Like "America's Next Great Restaurant" (an upcoming TV show) and watch a 90 second preview of the show, you will be able to print a coupon for a FREE Burrito, Bowl, Taco, or Salad with the purchase of another!
SunButter spreads are a delicious, healthy alternative to peanut butter and proven to be an excellent choice for people with peanut allergies. The distinctive robust sunflower flavor and creamy texture also makes SunButter ideal as a delicious change of pace for snacking and baking. It can be used in a wide range of recipes that call for peanut butter.
SunButter Natural No-Stir Creamy offers the same great flavor and superb nutritional
value as SunButter Natural but with the added convenience of No-Stir. Like other
natural nut or seed butters, current SunButter products separate, with the natural
sunflower oil rising to the top. This requires consumers to stir the product before use, making it less convenient and potentially messy for kids. SunButter has developed a new proprietary formulation and manufacturing process that delivers a rich, creamy texture without having to stir. "The New No-Stir product has the same great taste as Natural Creamy, but is much easier to use. My kids can use it without my help and baking with SunButter is simpler than ever," states Donna Ranner, a devoted SunButter consumer for the past 5 years.
Health conscious consumers have also been tapping into the benefits of this protein packed sunflower seed spread. One serving offers seven grams of protein, and SunButter has 1/3 less saturated fat, twice the fiber and more iron than the typical peanut butter. Sunflower seeds are also packed with vitamin E and more nutrients than any other nuts or seeds.
With the prevalence of peanut allergies and healthy eating initiatives on the rise,
SunButter expects sales and distribution to continue to increase in 2011. When asked to comment on peanut allergies and the new No-Stir product, Vice President of Marketing, Dan Hofland states, “We are not only seeing a rise in the incidence of peanut allergies, but also in the awareness of both parents and schools about the need to find effective solutions. I have long encouraged parents of children with peanut allergies to substitute SunButter for peanut butter. This allows their kids enjoy the same types of sandwiches, snacks and treats as other kids with a taste they love and nutrition thats superior to peanut butter. I’m particularly excited about the new No-Stir product, because it eliminates the barrier that some parents and kids have had using SunButter.”
In addition to simply replacing peanut butter in snacks and sandwiches, SunButter has a wide range of recipes and other uses. To get delicious and easy recipes and learn more about SunButter, go to www.SunButter.com.
Red River Commodities is a Fargo, ND based company that provides peanut-free,
gluten-free and tree-nut free products to consumers. In 2003, Red River Commodities
developed a peanut-free and tree-nut free substitute for peanut butter, which became
known as SunButter. To learn more about SunButter, visit www.SunButter.com or call
Thursday, February 10, 2011
Valentine's Day with Food Allergies
Well for the food allergic person you think is there a safe candy or chocolate I can give my child, or some may think I need to find a safe treat for my child's class, or friend with food allergies.
Well there are some great companies that offer allergen free treats:
- Vermont Nut Free Chocolate, Gourmet chocolates guaranteed safe for
those with any nut or peanut allergy
- Home Free Treats, have allergen free cookies
- Sweet delight nut free Chocolate , makes nut free chocolates, lollipops, and other goodies
- Peanut Free Planet , is a online retailer with a wide variety of treats perfect for Valentine's Day.
- Divvies makes cupcakes, and other goodies that are allergen free
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
UW ATHLETICS, FAAW PARTNERING ON ALLERGY FRIENDLY EVENTS
For many sports fans, watching a sporting event and eating peanuts
go hand in hand. But for children with food allergies, watching a
game in close proximity to nuts can turn a fun event into a
difficult and even life threatening experience.
To help create a safe and fun environment for those dealing with
food allergies, the Food Allergy Association of Wisconsin (FAAW)
has partnered with the UW Athletic Department to create two
“Allergy Friendly” Badger games at the Kohl Center this winter.
The events mark the second year of the partnership. Madison.
Modeled after similar events held by the Minnesota Twins and other
professional sports franchises, UW Athletics will make a number of
special accommodations, including restricting the sales of peanuts
and concessions items containing nuts, and taking special cleaning
Both the women's basketball game That was in December, and the
women's hockey game vs. North Dakota at 2 p.m. on Sunday, February, 13
have both been designated as "Allergy Friendly”.
During the two events, all concession stands at the Kohl Center
will remove food items that could induce an allergic reaction
including: shelled and un-shelled peanuts, candy with nuts, caramel
corn with nuts and ice cream with nut products.
Patrons with food allergy concerns can also view an ingredient list
for the concession stands' most popular food items. In addition,
certain sections will receive an elevated level of cleaning to
ensure a safer environment for affected patrons to sit in.
FAAW advocates on behalf of Madison and Dane County families with
food allergies, holding events and coordinating educational
efforts. Those affected by food allergies can suffer life-
threatening reactions if they accidentally ingest, or come in
contact with, certain foods.
The group is especially grateful to UW Athletics for this fan-
friendly stance, says Sheree' Godwin, president of the group.
“Nut allergies are a serious and life-threatening concern,” says
Sheree’ Godwin. “The hundreds of families in our organization
continue to be thankful to UW Athletics for their understanding and
Despite these accommodations, fans with food allergies are still
encouraged to use normal precautions, as these designated games
cannot be guaranteed to be 100 percent allergy free.
Families with food allergies are being offered a special ticket
offer for each game. For this special event, adult ticket prices
will be priced at [$1 and $1 for both youth/senior tickets.] This
offer is only available online by visiting uwbadgers.com, clicking
on the Badger Ticket Center and entering promotional code ALLERGY.
This offer is not available on game day.
For More information about FAAW Visit:
Wednesday, February 2, 2011
Sunday, January 16, 2011
Monday, January 10, 2011
Go to http://www.rudisglutenfree.com/spread-the-bread-coupon/ to print a $1.oo off coupon for any Rudi's gluten-free bread! (Also happens to be dairy-free!)
Sunday, January 9, 2011
Allergy Friendly Game at the Kohl Center, Madison, WI
Sun. Feb. 13, 2011 - Women's Hockey vs. North Dakota
Start Time - 2:00pm
Fans that take advantage of this promotion may sit in the designated allergen friendly general admission section and enjoy an allergen friendly concession stand on game day.
Click on the link for $1.00 tickets.
Use promotion code "Allergy"
Go to http://www.foodallergywis.org/ for more details.