Archive for February 2012

Dr. Sugar of Allergy & Asthma Associates to visit OC Food Allergy Support Group

The  Orange County Saddleback Church Parents of Kids with Food Allergies Support Group is very excited to welcome Dr. Mark Sugar, MD to our February 2012 support group meeting.  Dr. Sugar, of ALLERGY & ASTHMA ASSOCIATES OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA is board-certified by the American Board of Allergy & Immunology, American Board of Pediatrics.  Dr. Sugar has agreed to come and visit with our support group on Tuesday, Feburary 21, 2012 at 6:30 PM at Saddleback Church (room 407) to speak and answer any food allergy questions by attending parents.  Please note that there is no childcare available during our meetings and all parents are welcome.

This is a amazing opportunity to come and ask questions with regards to your children's food allergies.  Dr. Sugar brings more than 25 years experience in the area of allergy-immunology and is currently the medical advisor for the support group.

The Orange County Saddleback Church Parents of Children with Food Allergies is a Christian-based support group that is designed to support parents of kids who suffer from food allergies. Food allergies in children can come in many forms. Children can be allergic to one or more of the following: eggs, milk, peanuts, shellfish, soy, tree nuts, fish, wheat and other types of foods. This support group is designed to be a safe place where you can come and share your fears with other parents that understand what you are going through.

The support group meets on the third Tuesday of every month at Saddleback church and you can find directions by going here. Meetings start at 6:30 pm in Room 407 and last until about 8:00 pm. The campus is well lit and has plenty of parking. We hope that you will come and join us for our next meeting.

To join our mailing list, please click here. If you have any questions, please e-mail us at: [email protected] or contact us by phone at: (949) 229-1110.

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The Unofficial 2012 Food Allergy Girl Scout Cookie Chart

Who can resist this time of the year when it comes to Girl Scout cookies?  Let me tell you…it is dangerous out there.  These tenacious girl scouts, dressed in green will find you no matter where you try and hide:  grocery stores, parks….no place is really safe.

If you have food allergies and you are allergic to Wheat or Soy then you really have no other option but to avoid Girl Scout cookies all together.  However, if you are allergic to Milk, Egg, Coconut or Peanuts, there may be some great cookie options available to you.  The chart below contains the complete 2012 Girl Scout cookie lineup: Thanks-A-Lot, Shout Outs, Lemonades, Shortbread, Thin Mints, Peanut Butter Patties, Caramel deLites and  Peanut Butter Sandwich.

As with all food allergies, it is important that you ALWAYS check the ingredients on the package at the time of purchase.  However, based on our own experience this year (2012), our daughter who has milk allergies has an exciting new option in the form of Girl Scouts Thin Mints cookies.  In years past, Thin Mints were off limits to our daughter because of the milk in the recipe….but this year the milk is gone.  Not only is she officially a Girl Scout, but she can also enjoy the fruits of her labor in the form of a few tasty cookies.

So, when that neighborhood girl dressed in green vest comes knocking on your front door over the next few weeks, take a second too review the incredients for yourself.  You might be pleasantly surprised in Girl Scout cookie choices available to you this year.

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