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Free Educational Posters for Anaphylaxis Awareness

Three free posters for anaphylaxis awareness.

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How to Read a Label When You Have Food Allergies

The tricks to understanding package labels.

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Allergy-Friendly Recipes

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Milk-Free and Egg-Free Recipes

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Slideshow: Identifying Tree Nuts

Tree nut allergies affect more than 1 per cent of kids in North America, and studies show many don’t know how to identify them. Having a tree nut allergy gives a one-in-three chance of allergy to other tree nuts. Here are some images of common tree nuts – examine them closely to learn what each […]

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Six that Save Lives Poster, Slideshow

Bonus: Click below to download our free eduacational poster for anaphylaxis:

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Advice on: Substituting Cream in Dessert Recipes

My go-to substitute for heavy cream in sweet recipes is coconut cream. Despite the name, coconut cream contains no dairy. It’s made purely from puréed coconut, but has a rich, creamy texture. Like dairy cream, coconut cream is high in saturated fat, allowing it to solidify at cooler temperatures. Thus, coconut cream can be whipped, […]

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Hidden Other

Allergen Where It Hides Alternate Names Other Foods Corn: alcohol artificial flavorings and sweeteners (like aspartame and xylitol) baking powder confectioner’s sugar (corn starch) margarine Olestra/Olean cooking oil May contain corn (not always): acetic acid citric acid alpha tocopherol ascorbates ascorbic acid dextrose (also found in IV solutions in hospitals) fumaric acid gluconate glucose glycerol […]

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Hidden Sulphites

Allergen Where It Hides Alternate Names Sulphites alcoholic and non-alcoholic beer and cider vinegar and wine vinegar wine baked goods with dried fruits bottled lemon/lime juices canned/frozen fruits, vegetables cereal, cornmeal, cornstarch, crackers condiments: horseradish, ketchup, mustard, pickles, relish and sauerkraut dehydrated potatoes, and frozen French fries dried fruits and vegetables, e.g. apricots, raisins, sweet […]

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Hidden Soy, Legumes, Sesame and Other Seeds

Allergen Where It Hides Alternate Names Soy/Legumes baked goods, bread, cookies cereals, crackers canned goods chewing gum imitation dairy food (imitation cheese, imitation milk, imitation ice cream) infant formula margarine mayonnaise, other spreads, dips meal replacements meat products with fillers (e.g. burgers); deli meats miso nutrition supplements (check labels; many companies are now making and […]

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