Awareness Needed More Than Ever

It’s Food Allergy Awareness Week, and a time of reflection. With four high-profile anaphylaxis tragedies this spring, Allergic Living Editor Gwen Smith considers why education is more vital than ever to help those with food allergies enjoy full, healthy and inclusive lives. read more

Education Poster: Get Allergic Living’s free anaphylaxis education tool: Six That Save Lives.


Great Book Giveaway!

Allergic Living is hosting an exciting book and magazine giveaway in honor of food allergy and celiac awareness.

Enter now! There are several chances to win fantastic new books, including Food Editor Cybele Pascal’s Allergy-Free and Easy Cooking. read more


Living Gluten-Free

• Get Busy for Celiac Awareness Month
Considering how to mark Celiac Awareness Month? Check out Allergic Living’s diverse roundup of celiac-related events.
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• Colleges Get Poor Gluten-Free Grades
In a survey of its supporters, NFCA finds that 60 percent of college students reported being glutened while eating on campus. More than half said their cafeteria managers and staff lacked sufficient knowledge of the gluten-free diet.  read more

• Fuel the Family
Your favorite gluten-free bloggers share personal stories about celiac disease in the family. read more


Cold vs. Allergy Checklist

Don’t mistake your summertime allergy symptoms for a cold - or vice versa! See the ACAAI’s checklist and learn the difference between a virus and rhinitis. read more


Scrumptious Summer

• Great Grilling:
Flank Steak Fajitas with Salsa and Guacamole

• Nutritious & Delicious:
Tomato and Fennel Salad


• Bowled Over:
Avocado & Cucumber Soup


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*All recipes free of top allergens & gluten.


Is Your Child’s School an Asthma Danger Zone?

Sarah Scott reports on research that suggests urban planners are missing a very important factor when locating schools. read more


Flying This Summer?

Protect yourself at 35,000 feet by reviewing Allergic Living’s exclusive chart comparing the allergy policies of 11 major airlines. read more


Ask The Allergist

Q. My child is allergic to peanuts and our doctor now says he should avoid chickpeas, saying there’s a high risk of reaction in peanut-allergic kids. Is this true?

Dr. Scott Sicherer explains what’s risky, and what isn’t, when it comes to peanuts, peas and beans. read more

 
   

NEWSREEL

Odd advice: sucking
baby's pacifier to prevent allergies.
Asthma capitals: is your city on the list?
CDC confirms the fast rise of food allergy
Celiac disease's toll on your teeth.
Comprehensive anaphylaxis first-aid course launches.
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CALENDAR

May 18, FARE Conference, Arlington, VA. more
June 1 & 2, FARE Walks in San Antonio, New Orleans. more
June 7-9, Canadian Celiac Association annual conference, Toronto. more
June 8, EpiPen Take Action Event, Whitby, ON. more
June 8, Itching for a Cure eczema walk, West Long Branch, NJ. more

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Spring issue: peek inside!

Coming Soon:
The Summer Edition

  • Exclusive: AL explores the latest on food allergy therapies – with North America’s top allergy researchers.
  • Road Trip! Our guide to safe summer travel, including the best allergy-friendly chains and secret haunts.
  • GF Power: What do Olympic golden girl Dana Vollmer and triathlete Heather Wurtele have in common? A kick-butt gluten-free diet. 
  • Perfect Picnic: Oven “fried” chicken to lemonade cake.
  • Fragrance Wars: Can allergy safety trump scent?