Category: Articles

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

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

Myths and Facts: December Edition

Happy Holidays, everyone! For this month’s Myths and Facts, we are rounding up our entries from 2016 and providing them as links (The series started in April). Thanks again to our wonderful team of allergists who provided scientifically-reviewed answers. The allergists who answered each question are indicated in each entry that we link to. Their bios…  Read More

Myths and Facts: November Edition

MYTH: “Our 15-month-old daughter had an allergic reaction to a food last month, but our pediatrician said we don’t need to do tests or see an allergist because she is still ‘too young’ for testing”. FACT: If a child has an allergic reaction after the child has eaten a food, a child can have an…  Read More

Health Canada answers your questions about food labels, allergens and more

If you have food allergies, you may know that Health Canada plays a role in food labelling, inspection and enforcement. Over the years, Food Allergy Canada has been in contact with Health Canada and has provided feedback on positive changes related to labelling and other issues affecting people with allergies. Health Canada takes a proactive…  Read More

Food Labelling 101

Reading and understanding food labels is one of the key ways you can work to prevent reactions and stay safe. Here is a quick guide to understanding food labels as you make choices for you and your family. For more information, please also see the links we provide at the bottom of this post. Three…  Read More

The Teal Pumpkin Project®: Support children with food allergies this Halloween

What is the Teal Pumpkin Project®? Officially launched as a national campaign in the U.S. by Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) in 2014, the Teal Pumpkin Project® raises awareness of food allergies and promotes inclusion of all trick-or-treaters throughout the Halloween season. Food Allergy Canada is proud to support the Teal Pumpkin Project® campaign….  Read More

Halloween Ideas: Alternatives to handing out candy

Allison Venditti’s two boys are all geared up to spend Halloween night as a Ninja Turtle and Batman. Allison is ready too, to help kids with food allergies by providing non-food options to trick-or-treaters who come to her door. “We heard about it from a friend last year and thought it was a great idea,”…  Read More