By Veronica LaFemina, Vice President of Communications at Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) Growing up in a food allergy family, I lived in a world where people barely knew what a food allergy was, let alone that it could be life-threatening. It wasn’t always easy to explain to my friends that they couldn’t bring… Continue reading What’s so funny about anaphylaxis?
Introduction by Rabbi Yitzchok Lerman The first time we noticed that our daughter was allergic to milk was when she was six weeks old. My wife was heading back to work, and we added some milk-based formula that we received from the hospital to a bottle of breast milk. Within a half-hour, our daughter had… Continue reading Kosher Labeling and Food Allergies
Thinking about joining us at our first FARE National Food Allergy Conference? Here are five essential facts to know about the June 21-22 event, which will be held at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare in Rosemont, Ill., just outside of Chicago. Your conference registration may be eligible for reimbursement under your Health Care Flexible Spending Account.… Continue reading Five Things to Know about FARE’s National Food Allergy Conference
Legislative sessions are underway in Washington, D.C. and in state capitals across the country. That means there are many opportunities for food allergy advocates to push legislators on policies that will improve research, access and safety. In Washington, D.C. After several years of prodding by the food allergy community, Congress passed the School Access to Emergency Epinephrine Act last November, providing… Continue reading Advocacy Update: Momentum for the Food Allergy Agenda Builds
For the food allergy research community, the annual meeting of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI) is one of the most important events of the year. FARE maintained a high profile at this year’s meeting, which was held in San Diego from February 27-March 4. FARE’s Medical and Research Advisory Boards met,… Continue reading FARE Supports Research Community at AAAAI’s 2014 Annual Meeting
By Cassandra Sova, MS, RD, CD, CNSC Finding safe food substitutes for some food allergens may be a difficult task, and many commonly used substitutes are not nutritionally equivalent to their allergenic counterparts. This article will guide you through food substitutes for some of the most common food allergens, helping you find safe food substitutes that are nutritious and delicious. When first using… Continue reading Diet Dilemmas – Safe and Nutritious Food Substitutes