Friday, October 9, 2015

2015 Milwaukee Food Allergy Conference

2015 Food Allergy Conference Wisconsin

Saturday, November 14, 2015 from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM (CST)

  • Understanding what an IgE mediated food allergy is 
  • CDC’s Voluntary Guidelines for Managing Food Allergies In Schools
  • Psychological impact– Food Allergy Bullying
  • Food Allergies and the Law
  • Dealing with Anaphylaxis in the School Setting – A School Nurse's Perspective
  • Latest food allergy research
  • Label Reading: Beyond the Basics
  • FALCPA (Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act)
  • Private school perspective

For more information and to sign up click HERE.

Saturday, September 5, 2015

It has PEANUTS!!

Here is an another example of bad food ingredient labeling. 

I got this cookie for me and luckily I have no allergies.
It clearly contains peanuts and peanut butter but at the bottom it only states that is CONTAINS DAIRY.  But if you read the ingredients it actually contains WHEAT (GLUTEN), MILK, and EGGS in addition to the DAIRY. 

This make me nervous that food is being sold with this kind of labeling.  It came from a local bakery so I did block out the name.

Just a reminder to read all of the label. 

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Chocolate Pie

Nathan has asked about chocolate pie so I found this pie crust at one of my local grocery stores. It is GF, Egg Free, Dairy Free and Nut Free. I took some JELLO choclate pudding and made it according to the package but used soy milk instead of dairy. 

It turned out pretty good, I added marshmallows on top. Wish we had soy whip cream, that would have been better. 

Sunday, May 17, 2015

MediKidz Winners

The MediKidz winners are:

Carla Z.
Beth M.
Joanna P.
Holly F.

The winners have been notified and will receive their books soon.
Thank you to all who entered!

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Review: MediKidz Explain Asthma Comic Book

I have had an opportunity to review a great new comic book MediKidz Explain Asthma Comic

The Medikidz are superheros who live on MEDILAND, a planet shaped like the human body. They are experts in health and illness, and their mission is to teach you all about your body and how illness affects it.

My son's asthma isn't easy to explain to him but we read  MediKidz Explain Asthma Comic Book and it really helped him understand about his asthma and why it is sometimes harder for him to breathe. The book kept him interested since he loves reading comic books.  

I will be giving away 4 copies of this  MediKidz Explain Asthma Comic book to my readers. May 15th is the last day to enter. Complete the form below to enter. Good Luck!

For my readers who will be in the Washington D.C. area on there is a MediKidz Explain Asthma Comic Book Launch.

When:  Friday May 8th
Time: 3:30-5:00PM (EDT)
Where: Children’s Playseum, 545 8th Street SE, Washington, D.C.

Sign up for this FREE event today

To view other MediKidz books in the series visit

I  did not receive any compensation for this review.  I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

FARE Walk Milwaukee 2015

FARE Walk for Food Allergy

Milwaukee, WI
Sunday, June 7, 2015 • Check-in/Activities: 8:30 am

Veteran's Park
1010 N. Lincoln Memorial Drive, Milwaukee, WI 53202

To sign up visit 2015 FARE Walk

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Register your EpiPens® and get a Free carrying case

Register your EpiPens® and get a Free carrying case.
It is important to know when your EpiPen expires and if you are like me, you have a million things on your mind that you don't think about the expiration date.

Don't forget with Summer coming that your EpiPen can't get hot, don't leave them in your car.
Go here to register your EpiPen and get your free case today.

Friday, January 30, 2015

Chick fil A®'s - Allergen Information

I found some information in Chick-fil-A's website that I found interesting.....
Chick-fil-A’s Quick Reference Guide for individuals with food allergies lists each menu item as it relates to the FDA’s top eight allergens: milk, eggs, fish, crustacean shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat and soybeans.
For those who are allergic to foods other than the top eight listed allergens, this guide also includes the complete ingredient list for each menu item. Note that we prepare our foods following procedures to prevent allergen cross-contamination, but our products containing wheat, egg, soy and dairy are made in the same kitchen. If you have an allergy, we recommend that you consult with your physician prior to making a decision about whether or not to eat any Chick-fil-A® product.
Chick-fil-A uses 100% refined peanut oil for all of our breaded chicken. According to the FDA, highly refined oils such as soybean and peanut oil are not considered allergenic, and therefore are not labeled as such. For gluten-sensitive individuals, the Gluten Information section includes a list of Chick-fil-A menu items that may fit your gluten-free diet.
I have always been told that if you have a peanut allergy that you should not eat anything cooked in peanut oil so we have avoided it. 
My question is.....if you have a peanut allergy do you eat foods cooked in peanut oil?

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Ingredients in McDonalds Fries

There are allergens in McDonalds French Fries. Be Aware....