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  • Teal Pumpkin Project: Alternative Halloween treats for kids with allergies, diabetes or other needs

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    Teal Pumpkin Project: Alternative Halloween treats for kids with allergies, diabetes or other needs

    Having a child with a food allergy or diabetes impacts nearly every aspect of life – including how he or she can participate in holidays and related celebrations. Festive autumnal celebrations nearly always include candy and treats, and it can be heartbreaking to tell a child with a food allergy that he or she can’t participate in the merriment of trick-or-treating on Halloween night.



  • Surviving the Holidays: how to support your kid's healthier nutrition habits during the Holidays

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    Surviving the Holidays: how to support your kid's healthier nutrition habits during the Holidays

    On average, people gain 1-3 pounds over the six-weeks of holidays (Thanksgiving to New Year’s). You may think that this is insignificant, but most people are unable to lose the pounds gained during the holidays. Hence, over the years, added holiday pounds have become detrimental. In addition, as we gain weight our body composition changes, increasing our ratio of fat mass to muscular mass since the weight gain is usually fat. The increase in body fat can cause many metabolic changes.


  • Food-Allergy-Friendly Recipe: Holiday Berry Sauce

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    Food-Allergy-Friendly Recipe: Holiday Berry Sauce

    Even if your kids don’t have food allergies, it’s likely that this holiday season you’ll be cooking for one of your kids’ cousins or friends who is allergic to one of the top eight food-allergy triggers (milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, fish, shellfish, soy and wheat).


  • Food-Allergy-Friendly Recipe: Herbed Prime Rib Roast

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    Food-Allergy-Friendly Recipe: Herbed Prime Rib Roast

    Recent research shows that 1 in every 13 children in the United States has a food allergy, that’s approximately 2 children in every classroom. The following recipe is free of peanuts, tree nuts, milk, eggs, wheat, soy, fish and shellfish. This week, we’re sharing recipes for an entire food-allergy-friendly holiday meal. You’ll want to try them all!


  • Food-Allergy-Friendly Recipe: Chocolate Cake

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    Food-Allergy-Friendly Recipe: Chocolate Cake

    We’re sharing recipes for an entire food-allergy-friendly holiday meal. You’ll want to try them all! The following Chocolate Cake is allergy-friendly recipe and is free of peanuts, tree nuts, milk, eggs, wheat, soy, fish and shellfish. It's also gluten and dairy free.


  • 7 tips for buying safe toys this holiday season

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    7 tips for buying safe toys this holiday season

    Toys can be hazardous, resulting in hundreds of thousands of injuries each year for children age 14 or younger. As holiday time approaches, make informed decisions about toy purchases by keeping our tips in mind.


  • Food allergies don’t have to dampen the spirit of the holidays

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    Food allergies don’t have to dampen the spirit of the holidays

    With the holidays around the corner, most parents are looking forward to their child’s Thanksgiving feast, school Christmas parties and family meals. But for me and many others whose children have food allergies, it can be a scary and stressful time of year. Most holiday foods contain at least one of the top eight allergens – milk, eggs, wheat, soy, fish, shellfish, tree nuts and peanuts. For example, Elliekate, my 3-year-old daughter, has a severe food allergy to eggs, tree nuts, peanuts and sesame. She cannot have the traditional recipes for most all holiday foods including sweet potato casserole, stuffing or pie.


  • Food-Allergy-Friendly Recipe: Sweet Potato Apple Casserole

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    Food-Allergy-Friendly Recipe: Sweet Potato Apple Casserole

    We’re sharing directions for Sweet Potato Apple Casserole. In the United States 90% of all food allergic reactions are caused by just eight foods: peanuts, tree nuts, milk, eggs, wheat, soy, fish and shellfish. This week we’re sharing directions for an entire food-allergy-friendly holiday meal. You’ll want to try them all!

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