I am thrilled to be writing this post on February 26th... my birthday! Therefore, it must be a celebration and I love brownies! In order to make them, which batter mix do you think is peanut-friendly - Duncan Hines Chewy Fudge Brownies or Pillsbury Mocha Fudge?
Comment below with your best guess! a. Duncan Hines Chewy Fudge Brownies b. Pillsbury Mocha Fudge c. Both d. Neither
V-I-G-I-L-A-N-C-E, the only
current treatment for peanut allergies…
There is no cure for peanut
allergies, so it is up to the allergy sufferer to be responsible for minimizing
accidental exposures to allergens.
What are the keys to staying
safe? - Ask questions.Whether eating at a restaurant or hanging out with friends, it is
imperative that a peanut allergy sufferer asks about how foods are prepared and
what ingredients are used. - Tell people.Explain to your friends and family that you have a peanut allergy.Don’t assume that people understand your
disability. - Avoid the allergen or products processed with the
allergen. - Wear medical identification (e.g., bracelets, other jewelry) at all times. - Keep your prescriptions current.Even
if you have never needed to use your injector, throw it away when it expires
and renew your prescriptions. - Use your epinephrine injector when
needed.If you have been exposed to a known
allergen, don’t wait for your symptoms improve. - Go to the Emergency Room if you use your epinephrine
injector.Even if your symptoms improve,
you still need to follow up with a doctor for evaluation.
An epi-pen is not
foolproof.A peanut allergy sufferer
must be vigilant to ensure safety.
If you chose Fiber One Oats & Chocolate for yesterday's Which One Wednesday... you were incorrect.
Like I said yesterday, during long club volleyball tournaments with minimal breaks, Fiber One 90 Calorie Chocolate bars were a go-to for energy! But, Fiber One Oats and Chocolate bars may contain peanuts or almonds. Keep out of the nut house!
Remember how we talked about the importance of where a product is manufactured, and to not assume all or no products contain peanuts? Well, it couldn't be more true with this week's Which One Wednesday.
During my volleyball career, I would occasionally eat Fiber One Bars during breaks between matches. Unfortunately, I had to be careful when choosing the peanut-friendly Fiber One box. Which one do you think I can eat - Fiber One Oats & Chocolate or Fiber One 90 Calorie Chocolate?
Comment below with your best guess! a. Fiber One Oats & Chocolate b. Fiber One 90 Calorie Chocolate c. Both d. Neither
Bullying is a major issue that can many forms. It can be verbal or physical abuse, taunting, or exclusion. But did you know food allergy bullying is an emerging problem?
One-third of all children who have food allergies are bullied, due to their allergy. Food Allergy Bullying: It's Not A Joke is a short video created by Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) to show how seemingly innocent actions could have life-threatening consequences. Watch below, and share your comments.
On this Valentine’s Day, you may be looking for that “killer
kiss”…just don’t let that kiss be a killer!
In a 2006 research study, scientists sought to determine how
long the peanut protein stays in a person’s saliva.The results reveal that it takes hours for
the protein to be gone completely.The
researchers advise people to brush their teeth after eating peanut products and
wait at least a few hours before kissing someone with a peanut allergy.
Just as the person with a peanut allergy must avoid
ingesting peanuts, the significant other might choose to abstain from eating
peanuts when the couple is together.
This is not a political jab at our leader, but rather a gracious shout out to our President for recognizing the importance of epinephrine in our schools.
On November 13, 2013, President Obama announced that his daughter, Malia, has a severe peanut allergy. That same day, he signed the “School
Access to Emergency Epinephrine Act”. This bill allows for schools to maintain a stock of epinephrine injectors to be administered by trained staff. This
bill can provide back-up injectors for those who have been diagnosed with a severe
allergy.More importantly, this
epinephrine stock could be life-saving for someone who suffers a reaction to an
undiagnosed allergy. Thank you, Mr. President, for helping to raise awareness for peanut allergies.
The correct answer to yesterday's Which One Wednesday is Hershey's 0.45 oz. bars!
While it is all the same chocolate to you, it is completely different to someone with a peanut allergy. I am only able to the regular 6 pack bars. This can make for a sad Halloween without the snack size bars being peanut-friendly. The Jumbo Hershey bars also have the risk factor of almonds. Keep out of the nut house!
Everybody loves chocolate, right?! This week's Which One Wednesday might be a little tricky. You may think a brand's products either ALL contain peanuts or NONE contain peanuts. However, that is not the case! It all depends on the factory used to manufacture the items.
So, which product of Hershey's do you think contains a peanut warning? The 0.45 oz. or 1.55 oz. Hershey's bars?
Comment below with your best guess! a. Hershey 0.45 oz. bar b. Hershey 1.55 oz. bar c. Both d. Neither
Are you label conscious? Labels can identify your personal style and preferences, but, more importantly, food labels can save a life!!
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has identified eight foods that account for 90% of all food allergies. The FDA requires proper labeling of any product that contains one of these foods or is made in a facility that processes one of these foods.
So, here is the BIG 8 list:
Tree nuts (such as almonds, cashews, walnuts)
Fish (such as bass, cod, flounder)
Shellfish (such as crab, lobster, shrimp)
Labels MUST be read each time a product is used. The product labels often change as a company's product line changes. Here is an example of a product safety code that indicates it is safe for these allergy sufferers.