Food Allergy Alert — epipen

Epipen shortage increases demand for carrying cases and pouches for students.

Epipen shortage increases demand for carrying cases and pouches for students.

If the pediatrician wrote a prescription for Epipen get it now. 

There has been many reports about shortage of Epipen so now more than ever  the minute a Dr. gives you a prescription for an Epipen it means your child needs to self carry their epinephrine. Are they going to feel different or weird because they need to carry epinephrine ? Yes they will, but thanks to a child and his family two great undergarment epinephrine carriers are making it easier for thousands of children around the world 

Parent of teens with food allergies agree that the best thing parents can do is not...


Food Allergy | How safe is your school?

Food Allergy | How safe is your school?

When our child entered Kindergarten, the concept of peanut free schools didn’t exist and trying to educate his teachers about food allergens was quite a challenge to say the least. My only choice was to teach our child how to live with food allergies.

At the age of two, I started taking him to the supermarket almost daily to help him visually learn what he could and could not eat. By age four, he was reading labels and could tell if it was safe to eat the food. “Better safe than sorry” continues to be our mantra. Not eating and...


Age children carry their Epipen

Age children carry their Epipen

At what age should my son with food allergy start carrying his  Epipen Auto-Injectors?
Most parents of college students  with food allergies will tell you to start teaching your child to carry the epinephrine injectors  before they start middle school.

Many schools, especially in Canada, now require for
children to self carry the epinephrine auto injectors inside a


Airplane travel with Epipen and food allergy.

Airplane travel with Epipen and food allergy.

When traveling with food allergies the safest food to eat, especially while in transit at airports and public transportation waiting areas, is to pack at home a small back pack with allergy free foods and snacks.  Stay away from buying prepared foods or package snacks from vendors you are not familiar with.


Is your school ready for students with peanut and food allergies?

Is your school ready for students with peanut and food allergies?

It seems like no matter how much time goes by, when a child enters Kindergarten, the concept of peanut free schools either look like a thing of the future or the past.  Does the concept still exist? Is trying to educate  teachers about food allergens getting easier or just as much as a challenge as it was ten years ago?

It seems that the best choice for parents no matter how many years go by or how many schools are implementing "special " efforts is  to teach  your child how to live with food allergies.

This is the story of how...