Category: News

New allergy-related changes at all McDonald’s locations in Canada

Last November, McDonald’s Canada had introduced the SKOR McFlurry in two specific Ontario restaurants as a pilot project, along with a new allergy notice. McDonald’s has announced that they will now introduce the SKOR McFlurry and the new allergy notice nationally on January 17, 2017. For more information, please read the McDonald’s launch announcement at the…  Read More

Announcing the winning school of the 2016 Allergy-Friendly Food Drive Challenge

We are very pleased to announce that Secord Elementary School in Toronto, Ontario has won the 2016 Allergy Friendly Food Drive Challenge. Secord Elementary School will receive the grand prize of 15 iPad Air2 tablets and a meet and greet with Canadian hall-of-fame racecar driver Alex Tagliani at their school! Food Allergy Canada launched the…  Read More

Important changes with the introduction of peanuts to babies

Update as of January 27, 2017: New survey: Tell us what you think about the new guidelines on the introduction of peanuts to babies As you know, new guidelines for the introduction of peanut to babies were released at the beginning of January by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID). These guidelines…  Read More

Ways to give – December 2016

Give a different type of gift to your loved ones this holiday season! Donate to Food Allergy Canada for the holidays and help us to support you, your family and all Canadians with food allergies to have a better quality of life and live more confidently. You can also “gift” your donation to loved ones…  Read More

From the community: FPIES focus

This month, we are focusing on learning  more about FPIES, the non-IgE mediated form of food allergy you might not know a lot about. We hear from I-FPIES, an international FPIES association that is dedicated to improving the quality of life for those with FPIES, and we hear from a mom who has two children,…  Read More

Your holiday guide: tips and resources

The holidays are here and we want to help you make it a safe and successful one! In this post, you can read our holiday tips for travelling, dining out, and on how to make your holidays a safe and enjoyable one with young children who have food allergies. You’ll also get a personal view from one…  Read More

Advocacy and research – December 2016

This month in our research and advocacy section, you can learn about the important new changes The City of Hamilton has made with their city-owned facilities, and you can read the latest research in a newly published review from the Journal of the American Medical Association regarding the early introduction of egg and peanut in infants. Advocacy…  Read More

Latest news from Food Allergy Canada – December 2016

Happy holidays! In this month’s update, learn about our Allergy Pals program from our program coordinator who talks about the impact this program makes on both mentors and the kids, congratulate our recent AllergyAware.ca winners who completed our Anaphylaxis in Child Care Settings course, and read a quick recap of what we were able to accomplish…  Read More

It’s Giving Tuesday – why you should support Food Allergy Canada

Today is Giving Tuesday, join the movement of giving and donate to Food Allergy Canada today. We work hard to support the 2.5 million Canadians with food allergies: We provide this community and others with critical education around managing food allergies through medically reviewed and content rich resources, like the AllergyAware.ca courses and the national…  Read More

Ways to give

Giving Tuesday on November 29th – watch for how you can support us! Giving Tuesday is an annual tradition where people come together to support charities through volunteering, donations and other commitments for the year. This year, it takes place on November 29th. Please include Food Allergy Canada in your Giving Tuesday plans. Watch for…  Read More