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504 Planning

If your child has food allergies, they are  entitled to having a 504 plan in place at their school. I have been slowly working on doing Caleb’s 504 planning for next year. I meant to have his done after the start of school last fall, but with Jacob’s cancer diagnosis, it was forgotten/put on the […]

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I took Caleb to school for Kindergarten screening today. I confess that I left the meeting not feeling very confident or assured about the ‘allergy-plan’ that is in place there. One of my issues is that the school is peanut free, but not tree nut free; and since Caleb is allergic to tree nuts, dairy […]

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Open letter about our school going peanut free

I am posting this letter written, by a friend- and I think it deserves to be shared!~ open letter about our school going peanut free by Food Allergies – Skinny Lou Allergy Cookies on Tuesday, April 26, 2011 I know what you’re thinking:  I’m a hypochondriac mom. Or I’m a helicopter mom. Or I’m a stay at home mom […]

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Letter to School and Classmates:

This is the letter I typed up for my son’s preschool and classmates that was handed out with the other school paperwork at orientation. I thought it may be helpful to others~Please feel free to copy, change or use as you see fit. I believe that most all the allergy information I provided came from […]

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Play Dates with Food-Allergic Friends

VolunteerSpot : Play Dates with Food-Allergic Friends. This link is to a great article written by our friend Paul Antico, founder of Allergy Eats~ and it addresses the concerns many non-allergic parents feel when faced with having an allergic child over for the play date!~ I know the parents of my son’s friends have been […]

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Getting Allergy Tested

If you suspect a food allergy, then you are probably wondering about getting an allergy test done.  Hopefully your experience will be better than mine was!  When I suspected Caleb had food allergies, I tried to speak to my regular family physician, and got absolutely NO help from him! He actually went on a tangent about […]

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Some Stats on Food Allergies

These are from the Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network: More than 12 million Americans have food allergies. That’s one in 25, or 4 percent of the population. ƒ The incidence of food allergy is highest in young children – one in 17 among those under age 3. ƒ About 3 million children in the U.S. have food […]

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Authentic Foods Flour

Authentic Foods  Rice Flour is raved about as the best out there for the simple reason- it makes your baked goods not taste gritty- like so many gluten free things do- If like me, you perhaps have looked at getting it- then had shell shock when you saw the shipping rates- no matter where you […]

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Grocery Source

I have found a wonderful new source for Allergen Groceries!  and the BEST PART? They have a page where you can check off the foods you need to avoid, and get a list of products!! 🙂 This is worth its weight in gold!! This will help you get a great list of foods and brands […]

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Peanut Allergies in the news 4/3/2011

Posted: April 3 Updated: Today at 12:03 AM Families Today: Rise in peanut allergies tough nut for scientists By DR. T. BERRY BRAZELTON and DR. JOSHUA SPARROW   Q: Why are peanut allergies so much more prevalent than they used to be? — Via email     A: It is estimated that 1 percent of children […]

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