Food Allergy Alert — kids epipen case

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...


Allergy to milk and "dairy free" foods.

Allergy to milk and "dairy free" foods.

 Allergic to milk?  Watch out for products labeled as "non-dairy", "lactose free" and/or  "milk free" are not always milk-free.


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....