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Great Easter Options for Kids with Food Allergies

Holidays seem to be an especially difficult time of the year when it comes to parents of kids with food allergies.  The main culprit seems to be that so many holidays have a foundation centered around the consumption of food.  Parties, meals, desserts and holiday specific treats can make things very challenging.  The hard part is when you think of Easter…you immediately think of big, giant Chocolate Easter bunnies.  Now it is time to change your thinking:  Think dairy-free, nut-free, gluten-free, egg-free Chocolate Easter bunnies.

A few years back, we discovered a great place to tackle the Holiday of Easter.  Premium Chocolatiers is a company whose core mission is around the concept of providing high quality chocolates to those who prefer to avoid milk, nut, gluten and egg products.  Their process is quite extensive and you can read more about it by visiting the Premium Chocolatier story section on their website.
The bad news is that if your child suffers from a Soy allergy, you may not have any options here.  But if your kids suffer from a Milk and Egg allergy or a Nut allergy (like our kids)…then this may be a great option when it comes time for Easter.  We have ordered from them in the past and their products are very high quality.

So with Easter around the corner, take the time to check out Premium Chocolatiers for your chocolate bunny needs.  You will not be disappointed.

And any Easter story would not be complete without a quick plug for those of you living in Orange County, California.   Saddleback Church serves the Southern California community through more than 200 ministries, eight worship venues, a variety of counseling and support programs, Bible studies and seminars, local and global outreach programs, and a broad network of small groups meeting in local homes. Its purpose is to lead people to Jesus and membership in his family, teach them to worship the Lord and magnify his name, develop them to Christlike maturity, and equip them for ministry in the church and a mission in the world.  For more information, please visit:  www.saddleback.com.

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Allergic Reaction Overview

High Histamine vs. Low Histamine Foods – Food Allergy Support Group Meeting

Allergic Reaction OverviewJust a friendly reminder that we have a very special guest this week (Wednesday) at the Orange County Saddleback Church Parents of Kids with Food Allergies Support Group meeting. Georgina Seeck agreed to return and give an exciting discussion on the topic of Histamines in foods.  As in prior meetings, we will be meeting at Saddleback Church in room 407 at 6:30 PM tomorrow evening (Wednesday).

The topic of Histamines is especially exciting for those of us with kids with food allergies, especially since I personally am a bit uninformed on the subject.  Georgina will bring in her knowledge and research as it pertains to High Histamine foods vs. Low Histamine foods and the possible allergic reaction that may occur if to many High Histamine Foods are combined or consumed. Helpful hints on how persons with food allergies can learn how to avoid possible Histamine triggers. Come and share your experiences with the group and hopefully you will discover some new and exciting information as it pertains to your child and their food allergies.

About Georgina Seeck

Georgina is the founder of "Green Cupcakes and More", Allergy-Friendly Baked Goods, Founding Team Member "Chief Change Agent” for the West Coast for AllergyKids.com. Georgina is actively involved in giving back through her company and has served Non Profit Organizations including, The Ecology Center, Easter Seals, TACA, Orange County Celiac Spruce Chapter #14, and, Shea Center for Therapeutic Horse Back Riding. She has appeared on CNN, KDOC TV, and has been featured in OC Family, OC Register, OC Register “The Juice”, and in the near future, OC Register “Faith in the Valley. She is also creating a speaking series on “Living an Allergy Free Life, in an Allergy Filled World”.
 
Saddleback Church is located at:
1 Saddelback Parkway, Lake Forest, CA 92660

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