DANBURY, Conn. (AP) — A community sports center in Danbury has settled a federal discrimination complaint filed by the parents of a child with food allergies.
ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) — There are many things that make parents scared for their children — climbing the top of the jungle gym, getting too close to a hot stove, other kids being mean — but for some...
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No peanuts or Cracker Jack at the old ballgame in Hartford
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Kerry Adamowicz hoped that a meeting with Hartford Yard Goats officials might lead to a few peanut-free days or maybe a peanut-free section at the Double-A baseball team's stadium, so her son and other children with food allergies could enjoy a game.
Food intolerances are very common. In fact, many people often confuse food intolerance with food allergies. However, they are different.
A legitimate food allergy causes an immune system response, which affects several organs within the body. These reactions can vary from moderate symptoms, like developing hives or a body rash, to life-threatening symptoms, such as anaphylaxis, which causes your immune system to release a flood of chemicals that can cause you to go into shock.
NEWNAN, Ga. (AP) — Weekend funeral services were held in Georgia's Coweta County for a 12-year-old girl who died of an allergic reaction to peanuts in a granola bar.
WSB TV reports that Amanda Huynh had taken a bite of a granola bar while on a school bus last Tuesday.
GREENWICH — Serious food allergies can be a nightmare for many parents, who must keep a constant eye on what their kids are eating, and for adults, who know that not everything on the menu is good for them.
A food allergy, a harsh Yelp review, and a recipe for bad feelings: Michael K. McIntyre
A food allergy, a harsh Yelp review, and a recipe for bad feelings: Michael K. McIntyre
MORELAND HILLS, Ohio -- The recipe for the story to follow includes equal parts food allergy and poor communication, topped off with a flaming social media screed. The aftertaste is not pleasant.
HORLYK: Teal pumpkins signal safety for trick-or-treaters with food allergies
SIOUX CITY | As a young girl growing up in Ankeny, Iowa, Tessa Kleene loved to trick-or-treat with her two sisters every Halloween.
"One year, we went as characters from 'The Wizard of Oz,'" she remembered with a laugh. "One sister was the Tin Man, another sister was the Scarecrow. Me? I was Dorothy."
Yet Kleene, the registered dietitian for Hy-Vee's Sioux City store at 3301 Gordon Drive, acknowledged some children don't have fond memories of Halloween.
Teal Pumpkin Project offers safe Halloween alternative
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Teal-colored pumpkins are appearing on more porches as part of a national effort to make the holiday safe for children with food allergies.
Some parents around the nation are adding teal-colored pumpkins to their doorsteps to help include children with food allergies in Halloween festivities.
GREENWICH — When classes resume in two weeks, Greenwich Public Schools will roll out new resources for teachers, parents and students on how to keep children with severe food allergies safe.
Principals will be armed with letters, lesson plans, worksheets and book recommendations approved and vetted by district officials aimed at spreading food allergy awareness.
Omaha school district encourages healthy eating
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An Omaha school district has a new food and wellness policy designed to encourage healthier snacks and minimize the risk for children with dangerous food allergies.
It’s been three years since Sergio Lopez, 24, died from anaphylaxis after eating a peanut-contaminated dish at a now-closed restaurant in McAllen. There isn’t a day that goes by that his mother, Belinda Vaca, doesn’t think about him, she said.
Vaca will tell his story Sunday at the 2nd annual Food Allergy Awareness Walk at Cine El Rey in McAllen. Her message is intended to encourage those who experience even minor allergic reactions to take them seriously, and to always keep epinephrine handy.
If you luckily escaped a food allergy as a child, you are not necessarily in the clear. The unfortunate reality is that you can develop food allergies at any point in your life, and those that develop later in life tend to remain troublesome long-term.
Fish and shellfish allergies are among the more likely allergies that develop in adulthood and the mechanisms of late onset allergies appear to be different than those that present earlier in life.
GREENWICH — The co-founder of a nonprofit dedicated to eradicating food allergies hopes to raise enough money at an upcoming fund-raiser to move a cure one step closer.
The second annual An Evening to EAT to benefit End Allergies Together is set for 6 p.m. April 27 at the Delamar Hotel’s l’escale restaurant.
University of Michigan students develop food allergy app
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — An online project created by students at the University of Michigan aims to make life easier for people with food allergies and special diets.
Co-founders Ish Baid and Michael Copley developed the Edible Project app to help people with diet restrictions find cuisine they can enjoy without worrying about allergies or ingredients, MLive reported (http://bit.ly/2nwLXFN ). Copley's severe dairy allergies inspired the idea.
Allergies, peanuts and new recommendations for babies
We seem to hear a lot more about food allergy lately — and for good reason. Food allergy is more common in kids than adults, the prevalence of it is increasing, and 8 percent of all kids under the age of 6 have food allergies. Understanding food allergy and the newest recommendations about peanut allergy is important for parents and anyone interacting with children.
New advice: Peanuts in baby’s diet can prevent scary allergy
WASHINGTON (AP) — New parents, get ready to feed your babies peanut-containing foods — starting young lowers their chances of becoming allergic.
The National Institutes of Health issued new guidelines Thursday saying most babies should regularly eat those foods starting around 6 months of age, some as early as 4 months. It's a major shift in dietary advice for a country fearful of one of the most dangerous food allergies.
Science panel urges rewrite of food allergy warning labels
WASHINGTON (AP) — "Made in the same factory as peanuts." ''May contain traces of tree nuts." A new report says the hodgepodge of warnings that a food might accidentally contain a troublesome ingredient is confusing to people with food allergies, and calls for a makeover.
Foods made with allergy-prone ingredients such as peanuts or eggs must be labeled so consumers with food allergies know to avoid them. But what if a sugar cookie picks up peanut butter from an improperly cleaned factory mixer?
FRIDAY, Oct. 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Halloween can be ver-r-r-r-y frightful for kids with food allergies, but the Teal Pumpkin Project aims to make their trick-or-treating safer and more fun.
The initiative from Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) asks people to offer non-food treats at Halloween, and to place a teal pumpkin or sign in view to let trick-or-treaters know such treats are available.
Back in 2012, a Tennessee mom named Becky Basalone had an idea: What if Halloween could be made a little less tricky for kids with food allergies?
The first bell tolls Thursday morning, officially ending summer as Billings area students know it. Despite a changing curriculum and classroom scene, one thing remains the same, lunch time. For the hungry child, there’s nothing quite like reaching into that decorated brown paper bag and pulling out the day’s brain food. While teachers quench students’ thirst for knowledge, it’s your job to keep them energized into the afternoon.
Dear Doctor K: In a recent column you said that parents should give babies peanut products to help prevent peanut allergies. Does the new advice also apply to other common food allergens, like eggs or cow's milk?
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