Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Free Children's E-Book: The Carnival - Narrated by Julie Bowen

An educational and fun e-book for children about Food Allergies and Anaphylaxis titled 
The Carnival - narrated by Julie Bowen.

Get your free copy of the e-book clicking on the book here. 

Be sure to visit https://www.anaphylaxis101.com to learn more about Anaphylaxis. 

Friday, May 16, 2014

Have You Heard About SafeFARE?

Food Allergy Research and Education (FARE) has a new online resource for families dining out with food allergies called SafeFARE. SafeFARE offers tools and resources for diners with food allergies, including tips for before and during your visit to a restaurant, a customizable “Food Allergy Alert” chef card, and a “Find a Restaurant” feature that enables visitors to locate allergy aware restaurants in their area. As a parent to a child with allergies, I know how difficult dining out can be so I hope you can take a few minutes to explore the SafeFARE website by visiting www.SafeFARE.orgYou can also learn more about the program by checking out FARE’s special new PSA featuring top chefs Bryan Voltaggio and Mike Isabella.

In honor of Food Allergy Awareness Week I hope my readers can help spread the word about the program with your friends and family. The SafeFARE database of food allergy aware restaurants is just getting started and together we can help it grow! FARE urges families with food allergies to tell their local restaurants about the SafeFARE program and has created a flyer that can be downloaded and shared with restaurant staff and managers to let them know how to become a food allergy aware restaurant. 

Thank you!

Thursday, May 15, 2014

2014 Milwaukee Brewers Peanut Controlled Games

If you are in the Milwaukee area and want to attend a Peanut Controlled Game,
you can find the schedule here
Peanut Controlled games are a reserved area that peanuts are not served, there are six games to attend in 2014 and you must sign a waiver. 

Monday, May 5, 2014

Milk Leak in Local Neighborhood

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There was a powdered milk spill in our town, a local food manufacturing company had a malfunction in production resulting in powdered milk overflowing.  Residents woke up to cars, streets and houses covered in powdered milk. Then there was some rain overnight so the streets were literally covered in milk. 

We are lucky we are a couple of miles away from this but the first thing I thought of is this is not good for someone (like my son) with a Dairy allergy.

As I was reading an article from a local newspaper, this sentence I did not agree with:
"I explained to him that we all drink milk, but if too much of this organic material gets into the water, it's not good for the fish," Mueller said.
We do NOT all drink milk and it can be harmful when you have a dairy allergy. I guess this can happen when you live in the dairy state.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

The Dum Dum Pop V.S. The Tootsie Roll Pop = Allergic Reaction

Nathan had an allergic reaction at school today. Very scary! I am disappointed that a teacher gave him a piece of candy and I am disappointed that Nathan thought it was ok to eat - even though he never ate this kind of candy before. I never drove to school so fast in my life.
It wasn't his normal teacher, this teacher gave them lollipops. 1/2 were Dum Dums and 1/2 were Tootsie Roll Pops. Nathan is NOT allergic to Dum Dums but he IS allergic to Tootsie Roll Pops (they have milk). Nathan was given the Tootsie Roll Pop. I did not ok any candy and why are they giving the kids candy? He gets way too much candy at school. In his 504 Plan I am to approve all food and candy that is given to him, they can call me. The nurse called and said "Nathan ate a Dum Dum pop and his throat and tongue were itchy". I said, "I can't believe that he is having an allergic reaction to a Dum Dum Pop"...as she is telling me this I am driving to the school to see exactly what is happening. The story made no sense. After questioning 3 adults, I found out what happened. He ate a Tootsie Roll pop that has Milk in it. Nathan is allergic to Dairy.