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North Carolina Teenager Dies from Food Allergy Reaction

Food allergy tragedy has struck again, once again involving a young person. Morgan Elizabeth Crutchfield, 17, has died.

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Allergic Living’s DIY Teal Wizard/Witch Costume

Everybody’s getting into the spirit of FARE’s Teal Pumpkin Project for Halloween. So at Allergic Living, we add to the fun – by giving a couple of classic costumes a food allergy-inspired twist. With a dash of creativity and a few pinches of teal, you too can create a one-of-kind witch or wizard costume. Just follow the easy steps below. […]

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Halloween 2015: Food Allergy-Friendly Candies and Other Treats

Boo! There’s nothing like a fright on Halloween night, but no child should have to be afraid of what’s lurking in their chocolates, candies and other goodies. For those handing out food treats this year, here are our top picks of allergy-friendly and gluten-free candies – to keep your little monsters safe. Get ready for a […]

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Our Halloween Craft Guide: From Teal Spiders to Hanging Bats

From teal spiders to spooky bats, Allergic Living‘s website coordinator Courtney Born has created some amazing crafts and activities for Halloween tricksters of all ages: Black and Teal Spiders Supplies Toothpicks Empty tissue box Large foam balls Black and teal non-toxic paint Paint brush Googly eyes Scissors Black pipe cleaners Method 1. With parents’ help, punch 4 toothpicks […]

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Halloween 2015: Awesome Food-Free Loot Bag Ideas

Since the arrival of FARE’s sensationally popular Teal Pumpkin Project, food-allergic children can trick or treat with less fear at houses decorated with teal-colored pumpkins, which indicate that food-free loot is being offered. Here are Allergic Living’s top picks of candy-alternatives to include in your bowl of goodies to help make October 31 safe and fun for […]

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Food Allergy Bloggers Conference Brings Together Experts, Caregivers

The Food Allergy Bloggers Conference is in Denver from Nov. 13 to 15, a chance to build relationships, face to face.

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Beyond the Eye Roll and Tune Out: How to Talk to Teens About Food Allergies

With two recent deaths from anaphylaxis, the topic of teenagers and food allergies are top of mind in our allergy community. Many are questioning how we reach teenagers about the need for constant vigilance about food precautions and carrying epinephrine, yet not make them fearful of life. We asked Laura Bantock, director of Food Allergy Canada’s […]

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Teen Dies of Suspected Anaphylaxis After Eating Peanut Snack at School Bonfire

Simon Katz, 16, of Littleton, Colorado had been celebrating homecoming.

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Nutty Labels: Investigating Starbucks’ ‘Toffee Nut’ Drinks

We investigated Starbucks’ seasonal beverages, finding that what’s called a nut isn’t always made from nuts

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Caramel Apples Recalled Due to Label Omitting Peanuts

An Ohio-based company has partially recalled its caramel apple products after mislabeling was discovered

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