Archive for September 2014

Great Orange County Ice Cream Option for Kids with Food Allergies

So the family decided to check out Sub Zero Ice Cream and Yogart in Laguna Niguel, CA this evening.  Our oldest has a life threatening food allergy to milk, so our typical options when going out for after dinner treats usually involve those in the sorbet variety.  But tonight was different.

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The good news is that this place really paid special attention to our food allergy.  Additionally, they use Almond Milk in many of their options.   Additionally, this is nice if you are concerned about calories and trying to make healthier choices.

Sub Zero is a great option for those who have food allergies.  In fact one of their posters even mention the wood “food allergies” in the print….nice.  Additionally, it is fun.  Basically after your ingredients are selected, the real fun begins.  -321 degrees of pure Nitrogen turning your bowl into custom ice cream before your eyes.

The only Orange County location is in Laguna Niguel, about 2 miles off the 5 freeway at the Oso exit.

SubZero Ice Cream and Yogart
27281 La Paz Road, Ste Q
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677

Check it out for yourself: http://www.subzeroicecream.com/store-locator-2/

 

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Allergy Cards Help Spread Word About Children’s Health Risks

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Recently a great article appeared in the Wall Street Journal on Allergy Cards for birthdays, events, coaches, etc.  It is a quick way to spread the word about a food allergy, while giving all of the relevant and essential contact information for your child.

I can definitely see the benefit to having these in your wallet, a purse, a car or briefcase.  Having these can quickly tell the story about your child’s food allergies as well as the response that should be taken in the event of an exposure to an unwanted allergen.

Allergy cards are increasingly popping up on back-to-school shopping lists as parents seek a more efficient and thorough way to inform a new batch of teachers, coaches, sitters and friends about their children’s allergies.

The handout, usually the size of a business card, details a child’s allergies and includes instructions on how to handle a reaction, sometimes with a reminder to dial 911 before the parents’ phone numbers, which usually are also listed.

Here is a link to the full article:  http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970203523204580113782034925648.html

Here is a link to several sites to check out for cards:

 

 

 

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Los Angeles Walk for Food Allergy – September 21, 2014

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The FARE Walk for Food Allergy brings together thousands of people who are seeking a safer world for the 15 million Americans living with food allergies. The Walk is a family-friendly event that takes place in communities nationwide to raise funds for food allergy research, education, advocacy and awareness. This special day will include fun activities for the entire family. Register today as an individual or start a team and invite your friends, family and co-workers to help us say FAREwell to food allergies!

The walk will commence in Long Beach at Marina Green Park.  Check-in time is 11:00am, with the walk ceremony beginning at 12:00 pm.  The Food Allergy Walk is a food allergy friendly, not a food allergy free event. Please remember to read all labels. We respectfully ask you take all of your samples home to enjoy.

Event Contact Info:

FARE Western Regional Office
Anna Ryan – Western Region Director
Phone: 424-672-3263
Email: [email protected]

For more information on the event, please visit:  http://www.kintera.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=1102593

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