Victory For
with Allergy

An historic agreement reached between the U.S. Department of Justice and Lesley University, a college in Cambridge, has huge implications for the civil rights of American students with celiac disease or food allergies.

  In the settlement, the university agrees to “continually provide” gluten-free and allergy-safe dining provisions to students. Editor Gwen Smith looks at what the ruling says and what it will mean. read more

Crafts, Candy

• Crafts: Since we “heart” our readers, AL’s Susan Clemens got busy and created 7 sensational Valentine’s crafts. Adorable, easy and allergen-free fun. read more

• Candy: Searching for safe sweets? Then check out our Valentine’s Day Allergy-Friendly Candy List. read more

Living Gluten-Free

• What’s In Your Gluten-Free Pasta?
Gluten-free pastas are so much better than they used to be! They’re now made from everything from brown rice to corn, quinoa, buckwheat, mung beans, etc. However, as AL’s resident celiac expert Shelley Case discovered, when it comes to nutritional value, carbs and calories, GF pastas are not all alike. In an AL exclusive, see her comprehensive comparison of GF pastas. read more

• Take the Gluten-Free at College Survey
The National Foundation for Celiac Awareness (NFCA) is seeking gluten-free university students to participate in a nationwide survey about their experiences on campus, including meal options and social challenges. read more

An Insider’s Look at the New Spring Issue

Editor Gwen Smith takes you inside Allergic Living magazine to reveal the exciting articles in the works for the new Spring 13 edition. read more

February Just Got Tasty

• Savory chicken dish, served with glazed vegetables:
Chicken Braised in Apple Cider

• Asian cooking goes gluten-free:
Japanese Noodle Soup

• So good, so nutritious:
Fabulous Beet Chips

Get more new recipes in every edition of Allergic Living magazine.

The Tricks to Managing
Seafood Allergies

From eating out to cross-contamination, we teach you how to best manage your seafood allergies. read more



Cool device can test food for allergens via your smartphone and its camera. AL speaks to inventor.
U of Cal team tinkers with natural enzyme so it breaks down gluten, making it tolerable to celiacs.
Sun’s rays, vitamin D linked to higher risk of allergy, asthma.
Reporter finds he’s ‘allergic’ to hockey.
AAFA launches ‘Get Smart About Asthma’ site. Take the quiz.


Feb. 20, 8:30 p.m. ET, free NFCA webinar. Sex and the Celiac: reproductive health focus. more
Feb. 22-26, AAAAI's annual conference, San Antonio. more
March 2, An Orchid AAFAir, cocktail reception for AAFA, St. Louis. more
March 23, GF for Life Expo, St. Petersburg, FL. more

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