With Halloween almost here, why not surprise your little pumpkin with a spooky treat for an after school snack today!
Monster Mouth Apple Bites
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.
Sign this petition to update the Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act (FALCPA) of 2004 to include sesame and mustard seeds! FALCPA petition
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.
A study done by Air Force doctors has found that at least 95% of the medicine from an EpiPen is injected regardless of whether you hold the needle in for 1 or 10 seconds. This is very reassuring news for anyone who might panic and pull the needle out sooner then the recommended 10 seconds.
The Food Allergy Initiative is looking for undergrads to take a survey about living with food allergies at college. The survey will help gain insight on what issues are important to them, how they handle their food allergies, and what others can do to help. If you know any young college students, please send this link to them!
The parents of this 4-year-old were unaware that their child had a tree nut allergy, but luckily a deputy knew the signs of anaphylaxis and called for medical help immediately. A happy ending to what could have been a tragic story!
"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."
Although our organization has medical advisors, we are not qualified to give medical advice. We are however; happy to share our personal experiences and tips on how to manage food allergies. The information provided by this blog and our website is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between a patient and his/her existing physician. Any reference to available products ,services or procedures should not be interpreted as an endorsement.