Surviving Christmas – Handy Holiday Tips

Tips for protecting your Christmas Tree from toddlers   Place your Christmas tree out of reach of young children. This may discourage and prevent your child from playing with the tree. Set your Christmas Tree on a table. This may require you to purchase a Christmas tree shorter in height. To prevent your Christmas Tree from falling down, place heavy items …

Downloadable Information Factsheets

Here is a list of downloadable fact sheets that you are free to download or print, whichever you prefer. Each link opens in a new tab, and you may need a PDF reader, such as Adobe Reader in order to open them. Each fact sheet highlights the known names of food allergens, as they are …

What are FODMAP’s?

FODMAP’s are a group of carbohydrates discovered by Scientists at the Monash University. They are found in quite a lot of foods that are in nearly everyone’s diet. FODMAP stands for Fermentable Oligo-, Di-, Mono-saccharides and Polyols. These carbohydrates are not properly digested by the intestines of some people. IBS sufferers are generally recommended to …

Back to school tips for Parents

  Back to school tips for Parents First you really need talk to your child’s teacher and school administrators about your child’s Food Allergies. How to start is with a letter from your child’s Allergist or Doctor explaining the allergies and any restrictions your child may have. Then by. using the recommendations from your child’s …

Food Allergy Tips

Food Allergy Tips Here are some Food Allergy tips and tricks: Gluten Free Pantry Have you ever wondered what to use in your Gluten Free recipe, or how to make something simply Gluten Free? We have some solutions to those problems. Coconut flour Coconut flour is essentially dried coconut in powdered form. Made from solids …

Dairy Allergy

Dairy Allergy You will soon find out just how many ingredients cow’s milk can be made into. Milk allergies are one of the most common food allergies, and it is no wonder, as milk is broken down into an ever growing list of by-products, which are then used as a cheap ‘filler’ ingredient in a …

Egg Allergy

Egg Allergy As eggs are a known allergen, it must be clearly labelled in bold. Here is a list of all the ingredient names eggs are known as: * Albumin * Avidin * Binder * Dried eggs * Egg * Egg solids * Egg substitutes (some) * Egg white * Egg white solids * Egg …

Wheat Allergies (Celiac Disease)

Wheat Allergies (Celiac Disease) It still boggles the mind as to how many components a certain type of food can be turned into, so it’s perfectly understandable when Parents and/or Carers of a newly diagnosed child become confused or overwhelmed by the task of avoiding allergy triggers. We know, we’ve been there, and still are. …

Peanut Allergy

Peanut Allergy Peanut allergies are common in young children (1 in 50), and can even develop later in life, so it is important to know how to correctly identify peanuts in the foods we eat. It’s kinda scary when all it takes is a trace amount of Peanut protein to cause an allergic reaction, this …

Seafood Allergy

Seafood Allergy Seafood seems a rather easy allergy to manage, but as always when dealing with food allergies, it’s always more complicated. When it comes to Seafood, Shellfish gets the most publicity, yet Seafood Allergy can be caused by just about any fish. Seafood Allergy can affect more adults than children, and can be a …