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The Secret Miracle of Chanukah – It’s Food Allergy-Friendly!

By Cindy Kaplan Most Jewish holidays revolve around food -- on Rosh Hashana, Passover, Sukkot, and Shavuot, traditional observance includes Thanksgiving-sized meals, and sometimes even specific foods. For example, on Rosh Hashana, a widely practiced custom is to eat an [...]

The Secret Miracle of Chanukah – It’s Food Allergy-Friendly! 2020-12-05T17:52:43-06:00

Ready For Primetime: Peanut Therapy Hits The Market

by Jodi Shroba APRN CPNP Children's Mercy Hospital Jodi Shroba APRN CPNP, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner; Food Allergy Program Coordinator, Children’s Mercy Kansas City Peanut allergy is the most common food allergy in children under the age of 18 [...]

Ready For Primetime: Peanut Therapy Hits The Market 2020-11-12T09:57:10-06:00

A Brief History of the National School Lunch Program

*this post has been edited to include more recent information (USDA guidelines released in 2017) Established in 1946 by President Harry S. Truman, the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) exists to provide free and low-cost meals to students attending public [...]

A Brief History of the National School Lunch Program 2020-10-19T12:04:52-05:00

88 Acres’ Approach to School Lunches

For our third installment of our webinar series For the Health: A Conversation on Race and Food Allergies, we spoke with leaders in the food allergy industry about institutional change. One of the panelists was Nicole Ledoux, founder of 88 [...]

88 Acres’ Approach to School Lunches 2020-10-12T15:57:03-05:00

Halloween Reimagined

Trick-or-treating might look a little different this year. Masks have a different meaning this season. As each holiday comes to pass since the coronavirus pandemic began, we have wondered if we will be able to “celebrate like we [...]

Halloween Reimagined 2020-09-30T22:47:12-05:00

#ForTheHealth: Institutional Change

Thank you for joining this year's closing webinar in our For The Health series. Even though we were a month later than originally scheduled, we hope you were still able to join us and that you were able to learn [...]

#ForTheHealth: Institutional Change 2020-09-28T11:20:01-05:00

Food Allergies Give You Superpowers: A Series 

Living with food allergies presents many difficulties, from the mildly frustrating: bringing your own food to social events, asking servers at restaurants a laundry list of questions before placing an order, reading and rereading food labels... to the downright scary: [...]

Food Allergies Give You Superpowers: A Series  2020-09-16T12:25:00-05:00

September is Hunger Action Month

September is the beginning of many changes. It is the end of summer and the first month of fall. September is the end of summer vacation and the beginning of back-to-school season. Even Earth, Wind & Fire has something to [...]

September is Hunger Action Month 2020-09-01T18:39:51-05:00

Tips from Food Allergy Kids: Fear Factor

Gavin likes to stay active, but is always prepared, although his shirt may say otherwise. “I have to make sure that I don’t have an allergic reaction instead of not seeming weird.” Meet Gavin Gavin is your typical [...]

Tips from Food Allergy Kids: Fear Factor 2020-08-19T15:55:04-05:00

Tips from Food Allergy Kids: Shopping

“People don’t understand the luxury of just picking something up and buying it.” Zani with her harvest of wild berries. Meet Zani Zani lives just outside of Portland. Like any typical Oregonian, she loves being outside, shopping at [...]

Tips from Food Allergy Kids: Shopping 2020-08-10T16:53:53-05:00