Food allergy alerts

mabels-labels.gifThe number of children with food allergies is on the rise, doubling between 1997 and 2002, according to the Department of Pediatrics at Mount Sinai School of Medicine.

One of the scariest is peanut allergies . There’s no cure and the only treatment is to avoid all products that contain the peanut allergen. All it takes is one mistaken bite for a child with severe peanut allergies go into anaphylaxis, a life-threatening emergency situation requiring immediate attention.

Peanut allergies account for 80 percent of fatal or near-fatal allergic reactions each year.

Labeling your child’s food gear and travel items is a good way to remind caretakers of your child’s allergy. mabels-labels-2.bmpMabel’s Labels provides such food allergy labels that you can design yourself. Click here for more information. The non-sticky labels are billed as being resistant to dishwashers, microwaves, UV-rays and kids. Of course, the company also makes labels in a fun font for less serious reasons, like clothing labels for summer camp, labels for sippy cups and baby bottles.

For more information on food allergies, click here. To find out about training schools and camps to be food allergy smart, click here.

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