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Food Allergies February 2012 Archive

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Child Forced to Eat Allergen, Maryland Court Rules School Lunch Program not Responsible

Tuesday February 28, 2012
In 2005, a 5-year-old kindergartner named Liana Pace forgot her lunch, and did not have enough money in her cafeteria account to buy a lunch. A school cafeteria worker gave ... Read More

Vote for the Best Online Food Allergy Support Site of 2012

Wednesday February 22, 2012
There are many wonderful resources on the web for people managing food allergies, from allergy-mom bloggers to site that explain the most recent allergy research to a general audience. These ... Read More

Vote for the Best Auto-Injector Case of 2012

Wednesday February 22, 2012
How do you carry your epinephrine auto-injector?  Do you strap it to your leg when you go for a run? Do you tuck it into your purse in a stylish ... Read More

Vote for the Best Peanut Butter Substitute of 2012

Wednesday February 22, 2012
Tell the world which peanut-free spread rocks your sandwich. Vote for the best peanut butter substitute of 2012! You may be allergic to peanuts or live with someone who is. Or ... Read More

Vote for the Best Allergy-Friendly Sweets of 2012

Wednesday February 22, 2012
Everyone needs a little sweetness in life. For those of us with food allergies, safe sweets can be hard to find. Luckily there are some allergy-friendly companies that are making ... Read More

Vote for the Best Food Allergy App of 2012

Wednesday February 22, 2012
Do you use your mobile device to make living with food allergies a little easier? Which app is the most useful? Which has changed the way you manage your food ... Read More

Vote for the Best Medical ID Jewelry of 2012

Wednesday February 22, 2012
Medical IDs are no longer plain dog tags or stainless steel wrist bands (though you can still buy those too if you wish!) Leather sports bands, crystal beaded bracelets, and ... Read More

Emergency Medication: Cost Should Not Be a Barrier

Sunday February 19, 2012
Ammaria Johnson, a 7-year-old from Virginia, died after eating a peanut that a classmate gave her on the playground at school. Her mother has said in interviews with the media ... Read More

Preschooler's Homemade Lunch Replaced by Cafeteria Food

Wednesday February 15, 2012
A North Carolina preschooler was given cafeteria chicken nuggets instead of her homemade lunch because a school employee said the homemade lunch was not nutritious. The girl's mother had packed ... Read More

Nominate Your Favorite Food Allergy Products

Monday February 6, 2012
The Food Allergy Reader's Choice Awards spotlight the best products and services for people living with food allergies.  Nominations are open from now until February 15. You can nominate one ... Read More

Less Likely than Being Struck by Lightning?

Saturday February 4, 2012
Anaphylaxis in school is really rare, right? But is it really less likely than getting struck by lightning as many (jokingly or not) claim? Check out these stats for comparison: About ... Read More

Experimental Treatment for EoE Does Not Help Symptoms

Wednesday February 1, 2012
Eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) is a painful allergic disorder of the throat that affects a growing number of children and adults. There is no cure, and few treatments available, none of ... Read More

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