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Back to Classes – Five “Must-Haves” for Food Allergy Group!

With summer still upon us, Canadians are enjoying the heat and relaxation of the holidays. Hard to believe that classes will be getting underway soon! As thoughts of September are coming up, (not too soon now) some essential preparation is in order to make a smooth and successful return to the books! Here are 5 [...]

3 Amazing Travel Tools for Food Allergy Population

For parents in a family with food allergies, the thought of travelling away from home to a different country can be both exciting and scary at the same time! While those with food sensitivities are aware of standard precautions ranging from Epipens to "safe snacks", there are always uncertainties about eating safety. Travel comes in [...]

By | March 7th, 2016|Allergy Friendly, Uncategorized|0 Comments

MY CRAKERS CONTAIN WHAT?! EVERYBODY WINS WHEN FOOD COMPANIES, ALLERGIC INDIVIDUALS AND INFORMED CONSUMERS WORK TOGETHER

Everybody loves to criticize big food companies, but most people need what they make! So, why should someone with life threatening allergies to peanuts miss out on the often-needed convenience of a protein bar or box of crackers when peanuts are NOT a listed ingredient. Being a mother in a family with food allergies, asthma and one child [...]

By | December 26th, 2015|Allergy Friendly, Dairy, Shellfish, Soy, Uncategorized, Wheat|0 Comments

Awareness – Eating Out With Severe Food Allergies

The biggest challenge for families with severe food allergies is going to a restaurant or trying food samples at a grocery store or event. As the parent of one of those children, our family knows all too well about being not being asked if there is a food allergy, let alone if the restaurant can [...]

Top 10 Tips – Natural Remedies for Spring Allergies

                               Red itchy eyes, runny nose, coughing and sneezing......Is this  happening to you and/or your loved ones? Allergies do not just show up with foods and the onset of Spring  will bring airborne allergens called Spring Allergies. We are now enjoying [...]

By | April 16th, 2015|Allergy Symptoms, remedies, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Allergy Free Treats – Easter Treat Hunt in Montreal!

              Each year there are a number of holidays that have treats as a major part of the celebrations. While Halloween and Christmas are huge. Easter festivities that come in the spring are not far behind! Parents of children with severe food allergies have an added caution to those [...]

Kudos DOLLARAMA for your Peanut Free Items!

Quaker Harvest Chewy Bars Peanut Free Being the parent of a child with severe food allergies conditions one to the necessities of reading labels on food items at the grocery store. The labels list the ingredients in food along with the cautionary and legal protection phrases that include "may contain peanuts" ; "may [...]

Severe Food Allergies: Top Seven Challenges and Solutions at Hand!

1.  People are always asking "what is a peanut allergy"?  Well, it is a severe allergic reaction to peanuts and related products that can endanger the life of those with a peanut allergy! The same can be said for other severe food allergies ranging from shellfish to nuts. This reaction has been experienced by parents [...]

By | February 17th, 2015|Celiac Disease, Epipen, Gluten Allergy, Peanuts, Shellfish, Uncategorized|1 Comment

Two Fantastic Valentine Treat Recipes for the Allergy Sensitive Population

Think Valentine's Day -  think chocolate! However, for the allergy population, there are additional thoughts and concerns about food safety. The allergy sensitive population needs to know that the treats for Valentine's Day will be peanut free, egg free, milk free, etc., as needed.   These tasty treats can be enjoyed at home or brought to other events [...]