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Allergy-friendly School Snacks

All kids hate to feel different and just want to fit in. So imagine how your allergic student feels when his teacher wants to give out treats during an activity, celebration or party, but has nothing for the child with allergies. Indie Candy to the rescue! The Alabama-based company, which ships to the U.S. and […]

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Asthma Linked with Electromagnetic Fields

A new study has found a connection between electromagnetic fields (EMFs) and asthma – and could reignite the controversy about the safety of electronics and power lines. Lead study author Dr. De-Kun Li followed pregnant women and their children for up to 13 years to assess the possible effects of magnetic fields on health. The women wore […]

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Air Canada gets Final Food Ruling

The CTA agreed to Air Canada’s request that food can’t be guaranteed nut-free within one of its allergy buffer zones.

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FDA seeks input on GF Labeling

The FDA has reopened the comment period for its proposal on gluten-free food labeling and is inviting consumers to comment. Here’s how.

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Russell Crowe Extols GF Diet

Oscar winner credits going gluten-free with weight loss. Managing Editor Kim Shiffman explains why his thinking is misguided.

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May 2011 Awareness Month: Food Allergy

May is Food Allergy Awareness Month. So what can you do to participate? Here are a few ideas to get you started. Food Allergy Awareness Week runs May 8-14. The Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network offers excellent ideas on how to raise awareness of and garner support for food allergies. For example, why not create […]

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May 2011 Awareness Month: Celiac

May is Celiac Awareness Month. But what can you do to participate? A few ideas to get you started. – Head down to the brand new Ottawa Convention Centre this weekend (May 13-15) for the Canadian Celiac Association’s 30th annual conference, featuring top-notch speakers, loads of vendors and the latest and greatest in gluten-free foods. […]

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Anaphylaxis Gets Federal Attention

A motion to raise Canadians’ awareness of anaphylaxis got a significant boost in Parliament last month when it received support from all parties during a debate in the House of Commons. On March 21, Niagara MP Dean Allison introduced Motion 546 to the House. It argues that the federal government should take greater measures to […]

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Parents Protest Allergy Rules

After learning about rules put in place to accommodate a peanut allergic student, parents at one Florida elementary school became outraged.

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Pickets for Peanuts?

On March 9, 2011, parents of children enrolled at Edgewater Public School near Daytona Beach, Florida, called the media and staged a protest, angry that an allergy-management plan implemented by the school board to keep a 6-year-old peanut-allergic girl safe could take away from their children’s learning time – and that the child should stay […]

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