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Allergic Living News Report NewsReport: March 2011
Smart Ideas on Back to School

Maybe you're a veteran allergy mom, or maybe your child is just starting kindergarten. Doesn't matter: the start of school is a stressful time for anyone with a food-allergic student.
   But being armed with information is the way to find calm and control, so Allergic Living is here to help. We have an extensive School section at
  • How to handle dairy allergy at school. read
  • The right (and wrong) way to talk to school officials. read
  • Off to kindergarten we go. read
  • How to create your own school allergy task force. read
  • AL's School & Allergies Resource Hub. read
  • Find your state or provincial guidelines. read
  • The coolest treats bucket and other great snacks. read
  • Plus, a great new site just for teacher, read
This Months Poll: If you have celiac disease, how long did it take to get diagnosed?
American residents: click here Canadian residents: click here
Subscribe Today for New Fall Mag!
Hurry, if you subscribe by midday Aug. 26, you can still get the Fall issue as part of a new subscription. Cover: Allergic Living uses its 2 editions to the fullest: analyzing the North American asthma crisis from both the U.S. and Cdn. perspective. Iconic covers are by famed illustrator Anita Kunz.
   As well, the former Today's Parent editor brings our readers a definitive look at food allergy bullying, while celiac experts Drs. Peter Green and Anthony DiMarino explain the story of those who have celiac – but NO symptoms. Get the latest on GF certification news, a precedent-setting allergy fine, great recipes, and much more. Join our list today, you'll be happy you did!
Food Allergies in 1 in 13 Kids
This summer, a groundbreaking new study funded by the Food Allergy Initiative reported that 8 percent of American kids under the age of 18 have a food allergy. Previous research estimated the rate at just half that (4 percent) for kids ages 4 and up. Allergic Living's Editor Gwen Smith sits down with study author Dr. Ruchi Gupta to get the story behind the alarming statistics, including a high rate of severe reactions in kids. This is a must read.
Expert Allergy Site Launches
The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology recently relaunched its website with the goal of combining top-notch content with improved navigation and easy searchability. Mission accomplished! Whether you're an MD, patient or parent, it's a snap to find what you're looking for. See
How to Beat Ragweed's Punch
Get out the antihistamines and prescription nasal sprays: ragweed's in bloom and it plans to stick around. Earlier this year, Lewis Ziska, a noted plant physiologist with the USDA (we call him Dr. Ragweed), published a study showing the ragweed pollen season is lasting up to a month longer than in 1995. Ziska blames climate change. This means you're going to need relief. Read “10 Ways to Beat Pollen” and “All About Eye Allergies”.

New Illinois law lets schools stock and use EpiPens.
15-year-old dies after eating cookie containing peanut; had no EpiPen.
Subway restaurant begins offering GF bread, brownies.
Asthma linked with fetal exposure to electromagnetic fields.
Buff UFC fighter Dennis Hallman diagnosed with celiac disease.
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Food, Glorious Fall Food!
Allergic Living Current Issue
Allergic Living isn't just the magazine for compelling stories, helpful advice and the latest research. Both in print and online, it's also a food lover's best friend. Consider your hunt for allergy-friendly and gluten-free recipes over. For example: Hurry Subscribe Now - until April 15 - get the Spring issue in your subscription!
  • In our Fall issue, Chef Simon explores modern twists on autumn classics. Spiced pumpkin soup, braised chicken in apple cider and a sensational side of beet chips, anyone?

  • Also in Fall, the Gluten-free Goddess offers up scrumptious GF donuts (couldn't you just eat the photo?), muffins and a cornbread recipe that she calls her "best ever."

  • Online at, use our new Advanced Recipe Search to find recipes that do not contain your allergen. Allergic to eggs? Simply click the "Eggs" box and the recipes that pop up in your search will be egg-free.


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