Welcome back to our “Food Allergies in the News” weekly roundup.
Each Sunday, I’m going to gather up what I believe are the most interesting food allergy articles from the week prior and bring them to you in one post. It’s just like getting your Sunday paper! This way you can be up-to-date on all of the food allergy happenings, too!
So here is the roundup for March 2, 2014:
- On TriadMomsOnMain.com, “Living With Food Allergies: A Child’s Point-of-View” I love this article as we don’t often see articles focusing on the child’s point of view. We often hear the account from the parent. I wish we saw this more. What do you think?
- On Healio.com, “Clinicians Urged to Treat Psychosocial Needs Surrounding Food Allergies.” I’m so glad that the psychological needs of the food allergy parents and children are being discussed. I don’t know about you but I’ve experienced anxiety and even panic attacks surrounding food allergy issues from time to time. What are your thoughts?
- On DDDMag.com, “Asthma Drug Aids Simultaneous Desensitization to Food Allergies.” This study looks incredibly promising! This study is still early in the process but they are finding that those who use the asthma drug Omalizumab were desensitized to multiple food allergens at an average of 18 weeks. Whereas those who did not us the drug took 85 weeks before they were desensitized. WOW! What a big difference. I’m excited to see how this study progresses.
- On FoodNavigator-USA.com, “SnackSafely.com Closing The Allergen Contamination Knowledge Gap.” Have you been to SnackSafely.com? I think that what they have done and what they are doing is fabulous! What a great way for not only food allergy families to find safe snacks but also non food allergy families to find snacks for school activities, sports teams, etc. Check them out!
- On Au.News.Yahoo.com, “Barry’s New Allergy Quest.” Wouldn’t it be great if we could just take a pill or drink something that could prevent or cure food allergies? It sounds like Professor Barry Marshall, a Nobel Prize winner, may be close.
- On JenniferPWilliams.com, “Real Life Advice-Food Allergies.” As a food allergy parent, I absolutely LOVE what Jennifer writes in response to a parent’s question about the fairness of omitting allergens in the classroom. She write beautifully on the topic. This is a must read!
- On The Sacramento Bee, “ZEGO Introduces Tech-Powered Packaging.” I’ve mentioned ZEGO before as they make nutritious, allergy-friendly snacks. However, they’ve just kicked it up a notch by adding a special QR-code to the bar wrappers and boxes. This QR-code will provide the test results from the bar’s batch that includes any measurable amounts of allergens. WOW! Now if only all of our food was labeled in this way.
- On HuffingtonPost.com, “I’m So Sorry Our Disease Is Such an Inconvenience For You.” Do you remember the article that I linked to last week, “Why Do Your Kid’s Allergies Mean My Kid Can’t Have A Birthday?” Well this is one of my favorite blogger’s, GlutenDude.com, response to this article. It’s a great read.
- On AllergicLiving.com, “The Allergy Fix Documentary to Air.” Did you watch this documentary? I didn’t but I’m hoping to watch it today. If you watched it, what did you think?
- On RGJ.com, “EpiPens Save Reno-Area Students (with video).” This is AWESOME! Indiana just passed a stock epinephrine bill that is awaiting a signature from our Governor. This is why having stock epinephrine in schools is so important! WATCH!
- On HuffingtonPost.com, “Food Allergies in The Classroom: Using Science and Empathy to Drive Your Cupcake Decisions.” This is another great response to the article that I linked to last week, “Why Do Your Kid’s Allergies Mean My Kid Can’t Have A Birthday?” This article/response comes from Sheela Raja a Psychologist. Another great read.
- On GrundyCountyHerald.com, “Red Meat Allergies Likely Result of Lone Star Tick.” Do you have or do you cook for someone that has a red meat allergy? Perhaps the red meat allergy is due to having been bitten by a Lone Star Tick. What do you think?
I hope you enjoyed reading these articles. What was your favorite? What did you see in the news that I missed?