These are all words and phrases to describe how to be a good friend. They’re also valuable life lessons that Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois Daisy Scout Troop 636 learned during a recent troop meeting about being kind and considerate to people with life-threatening food allergies.
One chef drizzled coconut ginger sauce on a plate of rice pudding. Another blended papaya, mango, honeydew and strawberries into an ambrosia salad. A third topped a sugary gelatin with a fresh pineapple slice.
A scene from the reality TV cooking show “Top Chef”?
SEPT. 28, 2012, McLean, VA – What would you do if faced with a child experiencing a life-threatening allergic reaction? It’s a question Allergy & Asthma Network Mothers of Asthmatics’ national network of Anaphylaxis Community Experts, or ACE Teams, pose in free training programs for educators, families and policymakers across the country.
Knowing the answer could save a life and a lifetime of regret.
By Chef Michelle Austin
Crank up some salsa tunes because we’re heading south of the border. They’ll be asking for seconds when you serve these always endlessly adaptable, incredibly edible Bang-Up Burritos and Simple Salsas!
Oh – and while we’re talking: My recipes are meant to become YOUR recipes! Let me know what works or what you did to substitute one ingredient for another. Read the rest of this entry »
In May 1993, I was determined to find a preschool for my son with severe food allergies. Life-threatening food allergies were far from mainstream knowledge, and there were few reliable resources on the subject. I had no idea what it would take to create a Read the rest of this entry »
Q: Sometimes my mouth tingles when I eat melons – is this a food allergy?
A: It’s a kind of allergy called oral allergy syndrome, tied to the fact that some fruit and vegetable proteins are genetic cousins to certain pollens, like ragweed. Read the rest of this entry »
Q. How can I tell when to use auto-injectable epinephrine? I don’t want to use it or go to the hospital if it’s not necessary.
A. There is no way to predict how severe an anaphylaxis episode might become, so the time to begin treatment is when symptoms first develop. Read the rest of this entry »
Bye-bye fruit salad, hello hot chocolate and holiday cookies! With the holiday season upon us, yes, we tend to put away our lighter fare for festive treats that ol’ St. Nick would be proud of. Tasty snacks and hot drinks are great for long afternoons building snowmen or swishing down the ski slopes. Read the rest of this entry »