Food Allergy Alert — epipen pouch

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


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.

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Peanut free, egg free and milk free foods that are easy to find and everyone will love!

Peanut free, egg free and milk free foods that are easy to find and everyone will love!

Foods that are allergy free that everyone will like.  These are easy to prepare and serve when your having a party for your allergic kid or when his/her friends come over to visit. In addition, as kids get older and become more independent carrying a lunch box at all times is not realistic.   The following package foods could be easily found in most supermarkets and convenience stores on the US. Please remember that it is important to read labels every time you purchase a product because manufacturers “do” change ingredients often.
 

Peanut, nuts,...


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....