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!
HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY
HAPPY FOOD ALLERGY AWARENESS WEEK!!!
What better way to kick off the start to this fun week than with a “Food Allergies In The News” post. Below is a list of the *HOT* food allergy articles that made this week’s news.
So here is the roundup for May 11th, 2015:
- On WABE.org, “GA. EpiPen Law Helps Take Sting Out Of Allergic Reactions.” Just this week the Georgia Governor signed a bill that will allow establishments like restaurants, theme parks, daycares, sports arenas, theatres, etc. to get prescriptions to stock epinephrine auto-injectors for emergency use. Something that I hope spreads like wildfire across the country. If you owned and operated an establishment where food is being served, I don’t know why you wouldn’t want to have this life-saving device readily available. Thoughts?
- On NewsWire.CA, “Summer Of TAG Educational Tour To Promote Allergy Awareness In Vancouver And Edmonton.” Pfizer Canada Inc., the Canadian distributor of EpiPen® just announced that this will be their third year to partner with NASCAR/Indy Car driver Alex Tagliani and Anaphylaxis Canada. Do you live in Canada? Be sure to nominate an “Allergy Hero.”
- On MyFoxAL.com, “Mother On Prescription Formula: ‘He Would Die Without It.’” My heart breaks for Ford’s mom. I remember moving my youngest onto special formula after I stopped nursing because he didn’t have any other option. I do think that when special dietary formula is needed for infants where other food isn’t an option, insurance should help cover the cost. I hope this family can get some help. Can you relate? Thoughts?
- On Fox4KC.com, “Metro Moms Start First Free Food Pantry For Those With Food Allergies Or Celiac Disease.” I just loved reading this story. I hope we see more food pantry options for those on restricted diets. Buying alternative “safe” foods for our food allergic kiddos costs lots of money. We should do more to help other families. Thoughts?
- On AllergicLiving.com, “Sabrina’s Law Turns 10 Years Old.” It was just ten years ago that the legislative bill designed to accommodate students at risk of anaphylaxis in their schools was put to a final vote in Ontario. It was this law named for Sabrina Shannon, who tragically died following an anaphylactic reaction that has come to influence many laws we see now. A great read.
- On AllergicLiving.com, “Kyle Dine’s Musical Message: It’s OK To Be Allergic.” We absolutely LOVE Kyle Dine and look forward to seeing him perform in person one day. Until then we have the joy of listening to his music as we drive around town! Do you have his music? What’s your favorite song?
- On NewYork.CBSLocal.com, “NYC Public Schools Battle Food Allergies.” I love where they say, “The New York City Department of Education considers food allergy management a team effort…” It really is a “team effort.” I love some of the ways that schools in the area are addressing the needs of their food allergic kiddos. What do you think? Do you live in New York? Have you seen changes at your child’s school?
- On Phys.org, “Low-Allergen Soybean Could Have High Impact.” Did you hear the news? What do you think? Would you give it a try or purchase products containing this new low-allergen soybean?
I hope you enjoyed reading these articles. What was your favorite? What did you see in the news that I missed?