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The Heart of the Matter: Valentine’s Day Tips

It’s Valentine’s Day, and you, your sweetheart, or your child have food allergies. For some of us, this holiday can feel like a minefield of chocolate and candy. But the day isn’t just about food; it’s about love and caring. If you’re looking for tips to help make the day a sweet and safer one,…  Read More

Latest update: We’ve met with McDonald’s!

We met with President & CEO John Betts and his team at McDonald’s to discuss their recent allergy-related changes and how they impact this community. It was a good first meeting. We had an open dialogue with McDonald’s on this issue and brought forward your feedback regarding these changes. McDonald’s expressed their commitment to working…  Read More

Ways to give – January 2017

Support our #NotLovinIt McDonald’s campaign! On January 17, McDonald’s® Canada introduced the SKOR McFlurry (which contains almonds) and noted that the SKOR pieces will not be in a contained package like other nut products currently available at McDonald’s. At the same time, McDonald’s also launched a new allergy statement that indicates all products on their…  Read More

From the community – January 2017

This month, read a story from a dad of a child with food allergies who shares how you can spread allergy-awareness in your everyday life. We would love to hear from you too! Share your stories with us at info@foodallergycanada.ca. Subtle steps: How you can spread allergy-awareness in your everyday life Contributed by Marc Bhalla When…  Read More

Get involved – January 2017

There are lots of ways you can get involved with Food Allergy Canada!  This month, you can attend a support group meeting next week in Halifax and Toronto, take an AllergyAware.ca course, and find out how your teen could join our Youth Advisory Panel. Upcoming support group meetings: Halifax and Toronto Support groups provide a…  Read More

Advocacy and research – January 2017

This month, you can participate in the CFIA and Health Canada consultation on food labelling, learn about the recent changes to pre-packed food labels, read about the new severe allergy policy at Queen’s University, and find out about a ground-breaking new U.S. report promoting food allergy safety. Advocacy You’re invited: CFIA and Health Canada consultation…  Read More

Latest news from Food Allergy Canada – January 2017

Read on for the latest news this month including our 2017 focus, an update on McDonald’s, the new guidelines on the introduction of peanuts (including a survey link to get your feedback by Feb. 21), the AUVI-Q launch in the U.S., the winner of Allergy Friendly Food Drive Challenge and more! 2017: Our focus for…  Read More

Meet an Allergy Pal – An Interview with Mackenzie

  We are pleased to announce the launch of the Winter session of Allergy Pals/Allergy Allies, a free online program that supports kids and youth with food allergies in eight online sessions led by older peer mentors. Registration for the session beginning January 28 is open now. Check out the details below! Today, we interviewed a participant in…  Read More

New! Meeting with McDonald’s and their response to our community

In response to our open letter to McDonald’s in the Globe and Mail on January 23rd, and the overwhelming public response and media coverage around the recent allergy-related changes at McDonald’s, we are meeting with John Betts, President & CEO of McDonald’s Canada, and his team in February. This is great news and really demonstrates…  Read More