Monthly Archives: February 2013

Antibiotic Exposure in Infancy Linked to Food Allergies

“Antibiotic Exposure in Infancy Linked to Food Allergies By Kate Johnson Feb 28, 2013  SAN ANTONIO, Texas — Exposure to more than 2 courses of antibiotics in the first year of life is associated with a significantly increased rate of food allergy, according to research presented here at the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology 2013 […]

The Girl Who Cannot Eat Peanut Butter

I had the great pleasure to review “The Girl Who Cannot Eat Peanut Butter” written by Sharon Chisvin, with whimsical illustrations by Carol Leszcz. Geared toward younger school-aged children, this book introduces us to Sam, a young girl with a peanut allergy.  With well-written rhyme, the author identifies Sam’s special status as The Girl Who […]

New Study Shows Possible Link Bewtween Food Allergy and Child Growth

A recent study suggests that the incidence of food allergy, especially having 2 or more, can affect growth rates in children. To read the entire study, see the link below.

Red’s All Natural

We discovered a new line of natural burritos from a local CT company. Their labeling indicated the included allergens (as required) but did not mention anything about peanuts/tree nuts. We emailed the company about their policy and received the following response. Hope you find this helpful!! “Genevieve, Good Morning, unfortunately, we are a not nut […]

CT Food Allergy Mom on Dr. Oz!

Ct Food Allergy Mom Genevieve Salvatore had a great time as a guest on Dr. Oz talking about healthy eating.  While we didn’t talk about food allergies directly (other than my son’s) we did talk about the importance of reading labels.  We allergy parents know all too well how important that is! You can see […]

Walk for Food Allergy 2013

Genevieve Salvatore, local chair of the FARE (formerly FAAN) Walk for Food Allergy, has announced that this year’s Walk for Food Allergy will be held at Milford’s beautiful Walnut Beach. The Walk will take place along Milford’s beautiful new boardwalk, with festivities held in the Pavilion. The Walk will be held on Sunday, October 20, […]

Peanut Allergy Patch study

peanut allergy patch study Patch Worn on Skin Could Provide Relief to Children With Peanut Allergies February 1, 2013 – (San Diego, CA) – The Food Allergy Center at Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego is one of eight hospitals in the United States participating in an international peanut allergy desensitization study. The investigational therapy involves participants […]