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What Causes Food Allergies?

What Causes Food Allergies?

Food allergies can cause a range of reactions from vomiting to anaphylaxis but what causes food allergies to develop? Food Allergies vs. Food Sensitivity Reactions caused by food allergies can be much more severe than a food intolerance or food sensitivity. Food allergies are the immune system treating a specific protein in a food as harmful and responding by producing IgE...

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Most Common Food Allergies

Most Common Food Allergies

  Food allergies can be caused by almost any food, however there are 8 that hold the title of most common food allergies and we have ensured that our Allergy Smart Cookies are 100% free of any of these allergens. Most Common Food Allergies The most common food allergies are milk, egg, peanuts, soy, wheat, tree nuts, fish, shellfish. Other food that...

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How to Talk to Kids About Food Allergies

How to Talk to Kids About Food Allergies

   "Nearly 5 percent of children under the age of five years old have food allergies."1 Dealing with food allergies in children can be overwhelming for both parents and the child; having an open line of communication with your kids about food allergies is key. It can be daunting to send your child out in the world without your protective eye on...

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Difference Between Food Allergy vs Food Sensitivity

Difference Between Food Allergy vs Food Sensitivity

Eating any food your heart desires is a privilege those with a food allergy or a food sensitivity do not get to enjoy. A bad reaction to a food can range anywhere from an upset stomach to hives to something much more dangerous. Before you casually dismiss a 'weird' reaction to food, know the signs and how to tell the difference between a food...

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If it's not INDIVIDUALLY WRAPPED - It's not Allergy SMART

If it's not INDIVIDUALLY WRAPPED - It's not Allergy SMART

Back-to-school season is in full swing, and life is feeling… dare we say it… almost, normal? Except now we're back to packing lunches that need to be delicious, nutritious and school safe too! Unfortunately, we're not quite back to a “Share with your friends” mentality but we still need to take every precaution to keep our children and their school mates...

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Cocoa Powder – It’s More Than Just Chocolate!

Cocoa Powder – It’s More Than Just Chocolate!

When you think about “chocolate”, you’ll often visualize the rich and delicious chocolate you can purchase from a store. We all have our favorite chocolate bars, candies, or even cookies 😉, but do we know what really goes into making them? Probably not. So here we are, to tell you all about the wonders of the ingredient at the basis...

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