A Nut Free Hallowe’en

Oct 29

With Halloween quickly approaching, here are a few tips to help protect your child (or yourself!) and still allow them to have a fun evening:   EPIPEN! This is obviously the #1 item that should be on the child, right after the costume. Don’t put the EpiPen inside the costume. Inspect the candy. If you are with the child as they go around, you can inspect it before it goes into their bag. If there is something that is not edible by the little tike it is best to tell the giver at the time and have something else substituted if there is something else available. If it is you going around, do the same thing. That way you get more that you can keep! If the label is inconclusive if it contains any allergens, get rid of the candy. Don’t take any chances, even if you think that particular candy is usually safe. There have been instances where the small treat-sized candies are packaged in another area of the factory where nuts are also packaged. Instruct the kids to politely refuse any homemade or unpackaged treats. To be perfectly safe, you can ask your neighbors to hand out special packets to your kids. Go one step further and prepare the packets for them. You could also ask them to give out non-food treats like stickers or small toys Instead of trick-or-treating you could host a costume party. Invite the neighborhood kids over to play games and carve pumpkins So don’t feel that your child needs to be left out. There is LOTS to do on October 31st! BOO!! Share...

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Nova Scotia revamps food allergy rules for schools

Oct 16

As reported by CBC news “An allergy specialist in Nova Scotia is working on a plan that could see a banned substance back in schools — peanut butter.” … Read the full article here Share...

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Orlando schools take peanuts from menu

Oct 16

Contrary to Nova Scotia, Orlando is goign the other way. Yay Orlando! According to the Orlando Sentinel, “Aside from apple pie, no food is more American than the peanut-butter-and-jelly sandwich. But schools across Florida are taking it off lunchroom menus and, in some cases, banning peanuts altogether to try to protect a growing number of children with peanut allergies. “ Read full article here. Share...

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