Archive for March, 2010

Colleges adapting to students’ food allergies

Posted by RoseBoccio on March 14th, 2010

From MyFoxLubbock.com in Texas: For students with common food allergies, like those allergic to peanuts, gluten or milk, a food line can pose a very serious threat. This is why dining hall staff at Texas Tech are working to make students more aware of exactly what’s in their food. Informative brochures are just one of the ways to make life in the dining halls a little safer and easier. — Read more here.

Teen with celiac disease follows mom, writes gluten-free guide

Posted by RoseBoccio on March 14th, 2010

From New York’s LoHud.com: As a teenager who’s been coping with celiac disease for the past seven years, Sara Diana Friedman has become something of an expert on gluten-free eating. Last month, the Sleepy Hollow 13-year-old also become an author — of a book aimed at helping fellow members of the gluten-intolerant community. – Read more here.

Would parents get as upset over other severe illnesses?

Posted by RoseBoccio on March 12th, 2010

This letter published by the Cape Cod Times in Massachusetts speaks to the need for understanding of the issues faced by school-going children with anaphylactic food allergies:  As the mother of a child with a severe peanut allergy, I would like to comment on the recent article “Nut-free policy divides school. My husband and I have dealt with upset parents for the past six years. Teachers and children in my child’s classes have been wonderful, caring, and careful, for the most part. But for some reason, parents get so angry about the issue. – Read the rest of the letter here.

Peanut allergy linked to worse asthma in kids

Posted by RoseBoccio on March 12th, 2010

From Reuters UK: Among children and teenagers with asthma, those who also have peanut allergies may have more or more-severe asthma attacks, a new study suggests. – Check out the details here.