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Two lawsuits filed by the mother of Amarria Johnson, the 7-year-old Virginia girl who died from eating a single peanut at school recess, appear to have been settled as of September 2015. Amarria’s mother, Laura Pendleton, had filed a wrongful death suit against Chesterfield County, Virginia, where the school her daughter attended is located, and […]
In October 2014, Allergic Living declared in a headline that “Teal is the New Orange” (at least in pumpkins), and our sense of a bewitching trend proved right on target. The Teal Pumpkin Project, sponsored and led by the non-profit FARE, took off last fall as thousands of parents and kids across the United States […]
Updated August, 2016: Back-to-school season is a big deal in every student’s life. But when a child has food allergies, a parent must super organized and communicate well to ensure that the school is on top of anaphylaxis prevention measures and safety protocols. Also essential is that your student gets to be a full participant […]
A study of pregnancy experiences finds that women with celiac disease are significantly more likely to miscarry or give birth prematurely than other women. The study was conducted through a lengthy online survey and involved 970 women: 329 of whom had tested postive by biopsy for celiac disease, and a control group of 641 women […]
May 5, 2015 – It was the food allergy law that became famous across North America, and the hope born from tragedy. Ten years ago this month – May 16, 2005 – a legislative bill to accommodate students at risk of anaphylaxis in their schools in the province of Ontario was put to a final […]
Long recognized for their allergy accommodations, Walt Disney World and Disneyland, just got even friendlier. In April, Disney began unveiling new allergy-friendly menus at some of its restaurants at its Orlando and Anaheim resorts and parks. These menus clearly state what everything from appetizers to mains and desserts are “free from” among most top allergens […]
The FDA is advising people who are highly allergic to peanuts to consider avoiding products that contain ground cumin or cumin powder.
Shahida Shahid, 18, informed restaurant staff of her severe food allergies and they assured her that her meal was safe.
Speechless! Awesome!!!! My family is so grateful to you – God bless your generous heart! THANK YOU Sean Parker. Amazing!!! Many blessings to you and your family!!! I love this man!! (Sample comments from Allergic Living’s Facebook page.) On December 17, 2014, the food allergy community used up its quota of exclamation marks to thank […]