Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Cross contamination with food allergies is scary.

Well we had our first bought of cross contamination for my daughter’s peanut allergy this weekend. Luckily she just had hives and I quickly gave her benedry. She just had a litle bit of icing on a cupcake from Publix. So no bakery items that we have not made from scratch ourselves. This is the scariest part of her allergy. I am so worried about her at school and when I’m not around to really make sure what she is eating is okay.

Here are some good charts that I put on the fridge for cross contamination and handling a food allergy attack - it’s good for babysitters, etc.

Foods to avoid - peanut allergy: http://kidshealth.org/kid/misc/images_50969/1110295792292.nutAllergy_carrycard.gif

Food to avoid List: http://kidshealth.org/kid/nutrition/diets/nut_allergy.html

Allergic reactions instructions sheet - post in your home for babysitters, etc.http://kidshealth.org/PageManager.jsp?lic=1&article_set=36693&cat_id=20221

Entire page: http://kidshealth.org/parent/growth/feeding/nut_peanut_allergy.html

Food allergy Chef Restaurant cards: http://www.foodallergy.org/downloads/ChefCard_Interactive.pdf

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