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Make a New Year’s Resolution to Benefit Those with Food Allergies

When it comes to food allergies, resolve to make 2014 a safe and fulfilling year for you and your family. The beginning of a new year is a good time to take a step back and think about what more you can do for yourself, a loved one with food allergy, and the food allergy… Continue reading Make a New Year’s Resolution to Benefit Those with Food Allergies

Allergy-Friendly Recipes

Allergy-friendly Hot Chocolate and Nutmeg Cut-out Cookie Recipes

Whether you’re making cookies for Santa Claus, or a holiday party, these spiced sugar cookies are sure to please. Pair them with a steaming mug of milk-free hot chocolate and you’re all set for a festive treat that will please kids and adults alike! Milk-Free Hot Chocolate 1 T. plus 1 tsp. unsweetened cocoa powder… Continue reading Allergy-friendly Hot Chocolate and Nutmeg Cut-out Cookie Recipes

Holidays

6 Tips for Celebrating the Holidays with Food Allergies

It’s that time of year when holiday parties fill the calendar. Whether you’re a guest or hosting a party yourself, food allergies shouldn’t hold you back from seeing family and friends during holidays. Here are some tips that could help alleviate worries and allow you to enjoy celebrating the season. RSVP – ASAP! Be a great… Continue reading 6 Tips for Celebrating the Holidays with Food Allergies

Food Allergy Research

Food Allergy Research Update

FARE’s Fall edition of Food Allergy News contained a research update on four new food allergy studies, two of which received funding from FARE. Excerpts about the findings of each study are below; click the links to read the full text in our e-newsletter. Awareness May Be Stabilizing Emergency Department Visits In 2011, researchers reported that food… Continue reading Food Allergy Research Update

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The Promise of the School Access to Emergency Epinephrine Act

By: George Dahlman, Vice President of Advocacy & Government Relations Parents of children with food allergies across the country celebrated when President Obama signed into law the School Access to Emergency Epinephrine Act in November. They did so with good reason. Here was a federal recognition and remedy for the risks that children with food… Continue reading The Promise of the School Access to Emergency Epinephrine Act

Food Allergy Research

New Study: Asthma Medication May Facilitate Peanut Oral Immunotherapy

In numerous studies, oral immunotherapy (OIT) has successfully desensitized a significant number of individuals with food allergies, with most able to ingest more of the food protein than prior to treatment. However, the desensitization process can take months, and patients can experience allergic reactions. Led by Drs. Lynda C. Schneider and Andrew Mac Ginnittie, researchers at… Continue reading New Study: Asthma Medication May Facilitate Peanut Oral Immunotherapy

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Emotional Health for Parents of Children with Food Allergies

By: Linda Herbert, clinical psychologist in the Department of Allergy and Immunology at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C. If you’re reading this newsletter, you probably already know that parenting a child with a food allergy can be stressful! Daily management is time-intensive and you may experience a mix of emotions, such as sadness, worry, confusion, uncertainty, frustration, anger and anxiety. The first thing to remember… Continue reading Emotional Health for Parents of Children with Food Allergies