October - Allergy Free Products
Back to school is always daunting for parents of children with food allergies. The top 8 food triggers for allergies are: Peanuts, tree nuts (walnut, cashew, and pecan), milk, Shellfish, fish, eggs, soy and wheat. Parents of children with food allergies need to be diligent in reading labels especially if their food allergy is not one of top 8 allergens and not part of the USDA labeling laws.
In fall 2013 Allergic Living Magazine some allergy free -ideas have been listed and I thought I would share them with you.
Vegan Gourmet Shreds are dairy, gluten and soy free shreds that melt like cheese. The facility is free of peanuts, nuts and eggs. More information can be found by going to www.followyourheart.com
SunButter products offer Organic, natural and natural crunch sunflower seed spread and alternative to peanut butter.
These lunch boxes by Oots, house 5 microwavable containers and a spot for a drink, and are BPA-free and phthalate-free haute; the cost is $35.00 and are available at www.madebyoots.com .
Pillsbury has perfected gluten-free ready to bake dough tubs for chocolate chip cookies, pastry and pizza crusts. They do contain soy and eggs and are in refrigerated section of grocers.
California Baby has shampoo and body wash products that are gluten, dairy, soy, peanut, tree nut, alcohol and fragrance free.
Spending hours reading store labels- go to WellAmy.com and use the search feature to customize the shopping by matching your allergy free needs with products.
There are many individuals who do not understand that food allergy reactions, which in the USA send someone to the ED every three minutes. Not all individuals carry an epinephrine auto-injector with them. Food Allergy Research and Education (FARE) are launching the Food Allergy Bullying – It's Not a Joke public statement awareness campaign.
FLU CLINIC is Thursday October 10 from 4- 6:30 pm in Melrose MMPR. Insurance cards must be presented.
Heights/Weights, Vision screenings have begun.