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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...


Keep children with food allergies safe.

Keep children with food allergies safe.

Online surveys continue to demonstrate the need to help educate parents of food allergic kids about the importance of reading labels, teaching their children how to avoid food allergens, and ensure they have immediate access to life saving epinephrine at all times.   

A survey, conducted by Harris Interactive and commissioned by Mylan Specialty, included more than 300 U.S. parents of children with life-threatening allergies and found that nearly 90% of their children have holiday events planned with friends and family or at school. When self reporting about habits surrounding how they help prevent or prepare for anaphylaxis, less than...


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...


Gluten, peanut, eagg, milk and soy free vitamins.

Here are some allergy free vitamins that some of our customers have recommended. 
These are available at Costco:

The label reads:

Vitafusion
Power C
Gummy vitamins for adults
This product contains natural source colours and flavours. Contains no
wheat(gluten), milk, lactose, eggs, peanuts or soy.

They also make a multi-vitamin called MultiVites, Gummy vitamins for Adults.


Is the Epipen® better than the Auvi-Q®?

Many individuals with food allergies want to get the new smaller epinephrine auto injector talking device  Auvi-Q but not sure if they are ready to let go of the larger but so familiar Epipen's. If you are facing this dilemma start carrying both and/or alternate and soon you will be able to choose the one that works best for you.   Don't get stressed out trying to decide which is better because both are great. Focus on  what really matters which is to always carry two epinephrine auto injectors on you at all times....