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?

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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

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“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...]

Moms, Science, Doctors and Studies

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The energy around interpreting the LEAP study is finally calming down a bit.  BUT, many of us are still left confused, some addressing guilt and many having debates while myself, I fear the average lay non-food allergic person will attempt to take action based on headlines.  Danya, a Ph.D candidate at Cornell Unveristy, wrote this wonderful piece yesterday and I think it's … [Read more...]

Food Allergy Gratitude: KOLO TV

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I have made peace with my many chins in the name of raising FOOD ALLERGY AWARENESS.  I say this since I've been honored and am very fortunate enough to have been invited onto my local ABC Affiliate, KOLO 8 News Now  TV in Reno, NV to go on air to discuss life with food allergies.  And, I'm chin conscious!  The more we talk about food allergies the more we'll see funding, … [Read more...]