• Kids
    Keeping Food Allergies in Mind During Thanksgiving
    Thanksgiving, a holiday focused on feasting, can be worrisome for those who must avoid peanuts, gluten, shellfish, or any other food they can't tolerate. Whether you're dining at a restaurant or enjoying dinner at home, the people preparing the f...
    Angela Tague
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    Food Allergies
    6 Non-Dairy Milk Alternatives
    Like most food allergies, a milk allergy is a serious health issue, and is different than simply being lactose intolerant. According to the National Institutes of Health, lactose intolerance is a digestive system disorder, while a milk allergy is...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • School Safety
    7 Important Back-to-School Safety Tips
    As a parent, sending your child to school, off into a world without you, can be an anxious time. Give yourself some peace of mind by following these safety tips to make sure she stays safe on the way to school, in the classroom, and while on the ...
    Lindsay Hutton
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    Preparing for Back to School
    Nom Nom Nom! Top 10 Healthy, Nut-Free Snacks for School
    Are you stumped for snack ideas because your child can't eat nuts — or can't bring nuts to school due to a classmate's peanut allergy? Besides fresh fruit and veggies, learn some other easy, packable, healthy snacks that kids can bring to schoo...
    Erin Dower
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    10 Nut-Free Lunch Ideas
    Packing nut-free school lunches can be tricky! Whether your child has a peanut or nut allergy himself or his school has banned nut products because of widespread allergies, you can find some creative and safe options that kids will love munching ...
    Erin Dower
  • Peanut Allergy
    The Prevalence of Peanut Allergy
    The Prevalence of Peanut Allergy First the airlines stopped offering in-flight peanuts. Then you started getting notices from your child's school, or phone calls from the parents of his friends, urging you to avoid sending along any foods contai...
    Nancy Witting
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    Food Allergies
    Diagnosing Food Allergies
    Diagnosing Food Allergies Many folks view this whole food-sensitivity business as faddism and quackery, and unfortunately, we have earned this mindset. Did you know that out of the gazillions of people who think they have a food allergy, less th...
  • Kids
    Lactose Intolerance
    What's the Difference Between Allergy and Intolerance?
    What's the Difference Between Allergy and Intolerance? Food for Thought Don’t confuse a lactose intolerance with a milk allergy. A lactose intolerance involves difficulty digesting the milk sugar lactose; a milk allergy involves an allergic re...
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    Food Allergies
    Terms for Common Allergens
    Terms for Common AllergensCheck labels and ingredient lists for the following words, which indicate the presence of a particular allergen. Allergen Ingredient Term Ingredient Term Milk Milk Buttermilk Casein Caseinate Cheese Cott...
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    Food Allergies
    Children's Health: Food Allergies
    Children's Health: Food AllergiesIt is important to be aware of food allergies, especially if your child may be at risk for developing a food allergy. Children can be at higher risk if they have an allergy to any type of food or formula, or if th...
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    Food Allergies
    Food Allergies and Intolerance
    Food Allergies and Intolerance Confusion about food allergy and food intolerance leaves the door open for misinterpretation. You may think the terms are synonymous, making them interchangeable. Yet they are two very different conditions that requ...
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    Lactose Intolerance
    Can Too Much Milk Cause Allergy?
    Allergies occur when the body's immune system "reacts" to certain proteins in the food that we eat. ...