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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Posted on June 30, 2008, in food allergy, peanut free snack ideas allergy classroom birthday. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Another great teaching tool for cross contamination and “food allergy safety” is Beyond A Peanut” – Food Allergy Awareness Cards. You can check them out at http://www.beyondapeanut.com Very helpful for training babysitters and anyone who is looking after your child.

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