The Teal Pumpkin Project

This Halloween, FARE is encouraging food allergy families to start a new tradition: painting a pumpkin teal and placing it on your porch as a sign to other families managing food allergies that you have non-food treats available at your home. Your teal pumpkin is also a way to raise awareness in your neighborhood about…

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Food Allergies in the U.S.

Here’s a great infographic from FARE. Food allergies are very serious and becoming more common. The American diet is overloaded with gluten, sugar, soy, and dairy products– is it any wonder that our bodies are starting to fight back? May is Food Allergy Action Month. Pass it on!   Food Allergy Research & Education.

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1 in 133

You Supporting This – 1 in 133 – It’s a BIG Deal. Those of us with celiac disease and gluten intolerance can become very ill from minute amounts of gluten, the protein in wheat, barley, and rye. Years ago the FDA was tasked with making proper gluten-free labeling a reality. Yet we are still waiting […]

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Kitchen Dancing

HEEEREE WE ARE! BORN TO BE CHEFS WE MAKE SAUCES OF THE UNIVERSE (duh dun, dun dun, dun dun) Here WE belong Fighting for the rice milk– We have to make prosciutto for you all! In the privacy of my own car and kitchen, I am a rock star. Aren’t you? This culinary take on […]

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In Defense of Allergies

Today I read an article on a psychology website that really hit a nerve. It discussed the anxiety that children can feel when they have food allergies and the overreactions of some of their parents. What bothered me is that the commentary seemed to downplay how serious and widespread food allergies are. It also addressed […]

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FAAMA Becomes Law

Sandwiched into the Food Safety and Modernization Act, which I strongly opposed because of its boost to large corporations, potential damage to family farmers, increased federal control over our food supply, and inevitable effect of raising food costs, was one ray of sunshine. The president just signed this bill into law yesterday. FAAN is reporting […]

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FEMA & Food Allergies

In all my years of employment and volunteer work with government agencies, I don’t know that I’ve ever heard the words “food allergies” mentioned in disaster planning. Reality is, if there is a disaster and people with special dietary considerations need food, the government may not be able to help. I recently contacted FEMA about […]

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