STUDENTS AND THEIR FRUSTRATING FOOD ALLERGIES
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Allerbling - New Food Allergy Awareness Bracelet / Wristband

Allerbling is a wristband that displays a child's severe food allergies with unique charms representing the eight most common food allergy groups, including peanut, shellfish, wheat, dairy, fish, soy, tree nut, and egg.

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Although this is not an article, I believe that this link can be beneficial to parents with children whom have food allergies that may be too young and not be able to say what they are allergic to. I believe that this can be incredibly beneficial in case of an emergency. If adults can have medical bracelets, children should be able to have them too.

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STUDENTS AND THEIR FRUSTRATING FOOD ALLERGIES
HELPFUL INFORMATION ON THE DIFFICULTIES OF HAVING FOOD ALLERGIES AS NOT ONLY A CHILD, BUT A STUDENT AS WELL
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Crohn's Disease in Children - Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Crohn's Disease in Children - Inflammatory Bowel Disease | STUDENTS AND THEIR FRUSTRATING FOOD ALLERGIES | Scoop.it
Childrens Hospital of Wisconsin: Treating children with Crohns disease and inflammatory bowel disease
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The chart at the bottom of the page is a great example as to what children, and adults as well, feel when they experience food intolerance, food allergies, and inflammatory bowel disease. It not only covers possible emotional responses, but possible social problems and effects on the family as well.

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Julia Bennett's comment, May 7, 2013 3:39 PM
I know at least two children that have been diagnosed with Crohn's disease. I wonder why recently the number of children diagnosed seems to have jumped in numbers. Children with Crohn's face many struggles with medication, food, etc. Good disease to mention!
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Lactose Intolerance

Lactose Intolerance | STUDENTS AND THEIR FRUSTRATING FOOD ALLERGIES | Scoop.it
Many kids have lactose intolerance - trouble digesting lactose, the main sugar in milk and milk products - which can cause cramps, diarrhea, and gas.
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Sue Blough's comment, May 2, 2013 12:19 AM
As a child I snacked on cheese and other milk products on a daily basis. Little did I know that they were contributing to my developing asthma problems along with gluten. Parents should stay alert for growing food intolerance.
Hannah Dineley's comment, May 8, 2013 12:25 AM
In a time when almost all processed items have a milk ingredient or whey this resource is useful for those to understand why are bodies get upset when consuming pasterized milk products.
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Whittier creates peanut-free zone to protect child with severe allergy - Massillon Independent

Whittier creates peanut-free zone to protect child with severe allergy - Massillon Independent | STUDENTS AND THEIR FRUSTRATING FOOD ALLERGIES | Scoop.it

Whittier creates peanut-free zone to protect child with severe allergyMassillon IndependentKortis laughs and admits it's ...


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I think that it is a great idea for parents to provide a box full of treats that are safe for their child to eat. By doing so, the parent can feel at ease by knowing that if for some reason their child needs a snack or allergy filled treats, or treats in general, are provided to the class, their child has plenty of options to choose from just in case. Whether it is a special granola bar, cookie, etc. the child is always prepared.

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Kandace Mangold's comment, May 4, 2013 9:53 PM
I love this. I have a peanut allergy and one time on a field trip and parent gave me a cookie. I asked if there was nuts she said she didn't think so. Well it did and I got so sick.
Holland Bass's comment, May 7, 2013 3:09 AM
I think this is a good idea. Peanut allergies can be extreme, and even with kids bringing their own box of snacks, kids like to exchange treats. If it was a peanut free zone, there wouldn't be the risk of a kid trading their snack for one their allergic to.
Mac Cagle's comment, May 7, 2013 4:21 AM
The idea that something so strange and minor can be expanded to being such an issue is peculiar to me. i appreciate the idea that some food could make some kids very very sick. But considering the severety in this instance i figure it cant be a bad plan considering.
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YouTube - Food Allergy Checklist - Epinephrine | EggFreeEpicurean.com

http://eggfreeepicurean.com/learn-about-epinephrine.php Amy Jones Anichini discusses epinephrine and demonstrates why she gives an EpiPen to others caring fo...


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The Nut-Free Mom Blog: Food Allergies and School Parties

The Nut-Free Mom Blog: Food Allergies and School Parties | STUDENTS AND THEIR FRUSTRATING FOOD ALLERGIES | Scoop.it

Another point: the candy had hazelnut, not peanut. People don't realize how serious tree nut allergies are and tend to focus on ...


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YouTube - Learn to Recognize the Symptoms of a Food Allergic Reaction | EggFreeEpicurean.com

http://www.eggfreeepicurean.com/learn-symptoms-of-allergic-r­eactions-and-what-to-do-about-them.php Food allergic reaction symptoms include:HivesItchingR...


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High school students praised for study - WTNH

High school students praised for studyWTNH(WTNH) - The question has been raised as to whether or not early exposure can prevent kids from developing food allergies. It's a question a Connecticut teenager set out to find an answer to.


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I think it is very interesting that Zizi Yu stated "the lack of infections earlier in life can actually lead to an increased incidence of allergy in life." I find this intersting due to the fact that my doctor stated that it isn't necessarily the processing of food these days that lead to allergies, but the fact that we are a much cleaner society. A door knob 20 years ago would therfore have many more germs/bacteria on it than a door knob would have on it today. Due to this cleaner society, one's body doesn't have a chance to build up an immunity to certain germs and diseases.

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Sending Food Allergic Children to School

Sending Food Allergic Children to School | STUDENTS AND THEIR FRUSTRATING FOOD ALLERGIES | Scoop.it
School planning for food allergic children: school food allergy management policies, IHPs, Section 504 Plans, and how to form a partnership between schools and parents.
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Bullying twice over

Bullying twice over | STUDENTS AND THEIR FRUSTRATING FOOD ALLERGIES | Scoop.it
Bullying turns to new directions
Two new studies show bullying has taken a turn to a new direction by victimizing kids with food allergies and those attending w

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Two new studies reveal children and teens are being bullied due to having food allergies and who are currently attending weight loss camp.

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Managing food allergies at school

Managing food allergies at school | STUDENTS AND THEIR FRUSTRATING FOOD ALLERGIES | Scoop.it
Transferring from the safe confines of one's home to a daycare or school setting can be a difficult and bewildering experience for the food-allergic student and his or her family.
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When it comes to children with food allergies, I believe that everyone (family, friends, doctors, teachers, school nurses, etc.) needs to work as a team in order to keep that child happy and healthy. I think that an Individualized Health Care Plan (IHCP) is a great idea that every child should contain whether they have food allergies or not. It is better to be safe than sorry when it comes to keeping children not only safe, but healthy as wlel.

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Stacey Tamai's comment, May 3, 2013 7:41 PM
Working at a federally governed youth center, I have SOP to follow and it is no big deal! Parents simply indicate allergies on the child's registration form, depending on the severity we may store medication for the child and there is a list of children with their allergies and a plan of action which is kept confidentially in every room in our facility for staff to have access to. Easy Peasy!
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Food Allergy & Schools

Food Allergy & Schools | STUDENTS AND THEIR FRUSTRATING FOOD ALLERGIES | Scoop.it
Data suggest that the number of students with reported food allergy is on the rise. Life-threatening reactions can occur at school, and school personnel are increasingly involved in managing food allergies in their student populations.
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I personally believe that the PowerPoint provided in the additional resources section is a great PowerPoint on how to handle food allergies in the school setting. It not only provides ten policy components that allow students to be safe at school and ready to learn, but contains definitions and management plans as well. I believe that every teacher should look at this powerpoint in order to be prepared for future students with food allergies. I feel as though the more a teacher understands about food allergies, the more inviting they become to students whom struggle with the allergies.

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Back to School – Bullies Target Kids with Food Allergies

Back to School – Bullies Target Kids with Food Allergies | STUDENTS AND THEIR FRUSTRATING FOOD ALLERGIES | Scoop.it

This article about  Bullying and Food Allergies has sparked some new-found interest in the phenomena about kids bullying kids because of there food allergies. One reason is the upcoming back to school season another one is the simple fact that more and


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Doctors Disagree on Whether Schools Should be Peanut-Free

Doctors Disagree on Whether Schools Should be Peanut-Free | STUDENTS AND THEIR FRUSTRATING FOOD ALLERGIES | Scoop.it
The number of children with food allergies has risen dramatically over the past few decades. According to current estimates, nearly 8% of kids in the U.S. have a food allergy, with the most common being an allergy to peanuts.

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I agree with  Dr. Scott Sicherer's point that, "it would be difficult, if not impossible, to enforce bans on other common allergens such as milk or egg" along with peanut butter. It is simply not a realistic option due to the fact that I could see parents saying, "If your going to ban peanut butter for their child, then you should ban milk/wheat/eggs for my child." If you are going to do something for a couple of children, then you have to something for all of the children.

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Celiac Disease

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Kids who have celiac disease, a disorder that makes their bodies react to gluten, can't eat certain kinds of foods. Find out more - including what foods are safe and where to find them.
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This link has a great list of foods for children and adults to avoid with celiac disease. As a matter of fact, I have this list saved on my computer in order to avoid problematic foods that will leave me feeling sick to my stomach. Having a list of safe foods close by is always a safe option to have when it comes to eating food. Along with this, some individuals may not even be aware that certain products contain gluten and may be giving them to their children accidently, causing them to continue with digestive problems.

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Hannah Dineley's comment, May 8, 2013 12:23 AM
Great resource! So many people still don't understand this intolerance that so many of us have and could learn something from!
Katiebelle Wheelock's comment, May 8, 2013 7:17 PM
This website is full of so much information! Gluten intolerance is becoming more and more common so it is vital that people understand what exactly it entails so that they are better equipped to help others.
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Diagnosing Food Allergies in Children - Oprah.com

Diagnosing Food Allergies in Children - Oprah.com | STUDENTS AND THEIR FRUSTRATING FOOD ALLERGIES | Scoop.it
Food allergies in children are on the rise, but why? What is the difference between allergies and intolerance? What should you do if you think your child has food allergies?
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I find that "because children in our culture are exposed to fewer germs than their bodies are used to dealing with, the immune system is deprived of the full-time germ-fighting job they have to do, and [immune systems] misidentify food as harmful" is quite interesting. My doctor explained this same concept as to why many more people are struggling with food allergies/intollerances and digestive problems in general. As a germ freak, while having a mom whom is consistant about the family washing their hands, it certainly makes sense as to why I, along with others, may struggle with food issues.



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Managing Food Allergies in the School Setting

Managing Food Allergies in the School Setting is a 20-minute educational video created by FAAN, in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Pre...
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Jennifer Buckley's comment, May 2, 2013 5:01 PM
This is such a great aspect to look it Ashley. We all know food allergies are out there but I think if we don't have any we over look them. This video does an amazing job telling schools what they can do to help these children. I really enjoyed your topic. Thank You
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Nut allergy boy, 7, suffers two heart attacks after 'teacher hands him chocolate HAZELNUT in class'

Nut allergy boy, 7, suffers two heart attacks after 'teacher hands him chocolate HAZELNUT in class' | STUDENTS AND THEIR FRUSTRATING FOOD ALLERGIES | Scoop.it
Rehan Butt (pictured) from Bradford was taken to hospital where he was given CPR after he was given a treat by a substitute teacher
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When reading this article, I thought that it was a great idea to have an allergy board in the classroom. By having the students picture and what they are allergic to in the classroom, it serves as a quick reminder to not only the teacher but students, parents, family members, and substitute teachers as well. I also believe that it is important to place the allergy board in an easily visible area.

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Andrea Coppinger's comment, May 7, 2013 7:33 PM
It's so sad that this happened because of a Faculty member. It is a scary situation for everyone involved. This is a good reminder that we need to be aware of everyone's allergies when food is brought into classrooms.
Alicia Milanowski's comment, May 7, 2013 8:40 PM
This is APPALLING! It makes me so extremely upset to see so many children that become victims to such carelessness. All people need to be more aware that allergies are more common than people think. This is truly heartbreaking and I hope this is more carefully watched in the future.
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YouTube - Food Allergy Diagnosis? Educate Your Child and Others | EggFreeEpicurean.com

http://www.eggfreeepicurean.com/educate-your-child-and-other­s-about-food-allergies.php Talk freely to your child about their food allergies, in an age-a...


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Brittany Anne Garcia's comment, May 7, 2013 12:40 AM
i like the way she starts off. That you should let the child know that they do have a good allergy so that they know that this food can make them sick. Also telling them what to do and how to take care of them selfs in their daily life. It would need to take place at just the right age so that they can understand what is going on. This is very helpful for parents who don't really know how to approach this topic with the kids.
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Teens With Food Allergies May Feel Unsafe at School - US News and World Report

Teens With Food Allergies May Feel Unsafe at School - US News and World Report | STUDENTS AND THEIR FRUSTRATING FOOD ALLERGIES | Scoop.it

Younger children report feeling more confident because of greater supervision, small study finds


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Do kids with food allergies inconvenience “normal” kids?

Do kids with food allergies inconvenience “normal” kids? | STUDENTS AND THEIR FRUSTRATING FOOD ALLERGIES | Scoop.it
Is a peanut-free table, room or even school fair to the non-allergic children?
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Sweet solutions for kids with food allergies - Chicago Tribune

Sweet solutions for kids with food allergies - Chicago Tribune | STUDENTS AND THEIR FRUSTRATING FOOD ALLERGIES | Scoop.it

Sweet solutions for kids with food allergiesChicago TribuneChildren with food allergies often learn to say "no" when ...


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Although one's child may not have food allergies, I think that it is a great idea to make allergy free treats for the class or for snacks after sports games. As someone who can't eat gluten or dairy, I have found myself to be irritated when I see others eating whatever they like, however I simply can't eat anything I choose. My food allergies completely run my life and I am in college. Imagine how a child feels when all of their friends can eat a pizza at a birthday party and they have to bring a boring meal from home. Although food allergies may not run in ones family, it is necessary to remember the children that cannot eat whatever they want. By making allergy free treats, everyone can enjoy the snack, not just the kids who don't have food allergies.

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Kids Living With Food Allergies - www.faiusa.org

A film of food allergic children produced for general awareness which premiered at the Food Allergy Initiative Northwest inaugural benefit dinner in May 2007...
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Food Allergies and Schools: Keeping Students Safe and Ready to Learn

Data suggest that the number of students with reported food allergy is on the rise. Life-threatening reactions can occur at school, and school personnel are ...
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What is a Food Allergy? Food Allergy Awareness for Kids - Schools at AllergyHome.orgSchools @ AllergyHome.org

A 4 1/2 minute slide show with audio that teaches elementary school aged children why kids with food allergies need to do things a bit differently.

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I think this is a great video for kids to help explain allergies. I feel as though children are not aware of food allergies unless they have food allergies themselves or having family members or friends with food allergies.

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Brittany Nuzum's comment, May 6, 2013 11:59 PM
I love this resource! It is simple and quick for learning about food allergies. This resource is good for parents and teachers and most importantly students! The whole website provides a lot of helpful information. Its great that you are making this topic more known: I think many don't know how vital knowledge about food allergies is. You have a great topic!