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Elijah’s Law Passed and Signed in Illinois

Today, on August 20, 2021, Governor JB Pritzker signed Elijah’s Law, The Childhood Anaphylactic Policy Act (HB0102) into law for Illinois. A milestone for food allergy awareness, this bill mandates that childcare centers and schools establish guidelines and provide training…

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All About Food Allergies: Symptoms and Treatment

Approximately 32 million Americans have food allergies, with 200,000 people requiring emergency medical care each year from a reaction. With the number of people with peanut allergies alone quadrupling between 1997-2010, there is a need to bring attention to this major health…

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Unexpected Places to Find Food Allergens

Did you know that 32 million Americans have food allergies? That’s 1 in 13 children, or approximately two in every school classroom. For people with food allergies, worrying about accidental exposure can be exhausting. Reading food labels becomes a daily…

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Back to School Tips

Back to school is right around the corner! This is an exciting and stressful time for food allergy families. Follow these tips to plan ahead and get ready for a safe and healthy school year.1. Prepare your medical formsPrepare medical…

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8 Ways to Prevent Cross Contamination

If your child has a food allergy, it only takes a small amount of a food allergen being present in their food to induce a reaction. Cross contamination is defined as the transfer of bacteria from one substance to another.…

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