Food Allergy: 18 Must Knows


Will exercise make your allergic reaction worse? Can one out grow a dairy or egg allergy?  Just when do you give epinephrine?  Am I over reacting if I don't see epinephrine being used in the Emergency Room (ER)?  Inquiring minds want to know!  In the spirit of Food Allergy Awareness Month, Allergic Living magazine produced a free e-book, "18 things to know about Food Allergic … [Read more...]

Food Allergy Bloggers in Disneyland? Why?


Mylan® and Disney  joined forces to educate, protect and better serve the food allergic community.  If you are on social media you might have read some tweets or posts earlier this week from some bloggers attending a Mylan Bloggers Summit where the makers of the EpiPen® epinephrine auto-injector rolled out their new initiative: EpiPen® On Location™ and asked for our feedback … [Read more...]

Ways to Read Labels for Food Allergens

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I am beginning to believe that food allergen labeling should be considered an art!  Below are tips for reading labels and understanding the critical limitations of current labeling laws.  I believe many people on allergen restricted diets are taking unknowing risks due to not understanding current labeling practice.  Please take a few minutes and read on... Label reading is … [Read more...]

Did you check out KFA’s New Site?


Wowie!  Congratulations Kids with Food Allergies Foundation- a Division of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America on your new, hip and easy-to-find-the-good-stuff website.  It's been a blast poking around.  I know this was no easy task and there will be techno bumps along the way, but this is a wonderful and fresh new look.  I know that one important key to success with … [Read more...]

Peanut Patch Plans to Change Lives


“This can really change the lives of so many people,” explained Dr. Pierre-Henri Benhamou, Co-founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of DBV Technologies, developer of the Viaskin® Patch, in a charming and thick French accent.  “It is important for everyone to have a safe treatment for food allergy.”  His conviction and belief in the Patch was palpable and exciting. I … [Read more...]