Gluten Free Kids (and Parents)

Gluten Free Kids (and Parents)

Here’s a heartwarming story from Liz, a mom who’s had to change the way her household deals with food due to her son’s celiac disease: My twelve year old son and I started eating a strict gluten free diet after … Continue reading

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The Top 3 Reasons for Food Recalls Are…

The Top 3 Reasons for Food Recalls Are…

This is a guest blog post by Richard Perlmutter, MS. The federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requires that food companies inform the agency about any food (for both humans and animals) they have manufactured and released for sale that has … Continue reading

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Gluten, Food Allergies and Intolerances in the U.S. [Infographic]

Gluten, Food Allergies and Intolerances in the U.S. [Infographic]

- click to enlarge – We recently released our Allergy & Gluten Free Scanner app, and you were the first to hear about it here on the blog. Yesterday, we formally announced the app in a press release: Based on … Continue reading

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New: Allergy Talk by Fooducate

New: Allergy Talk by Fooducate

We’re proud to announce our latest iPhone app – Allergy Talk by Fooducate. As you can probably guess, this app has been designed to address the needs of people with allergies and intolerances. In addition to the regular Fooducate functionality … Continue reading

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Allergies, Warning Labels, and Dilemmas

Allergies, Warning Labels, and Dilemmas

Food allergies affect about 10-15 million Americans today. Interestingly, a similar number of people believe they have an allergy as well! How could this be? To answer, first let’s understand what a food allergy is: A food allergy is a … Continue reading

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10 Nutrition Label Improvements the FDA MUST Implement

10 Nutrition Label Improvements the FDA MUST Implement

The FDA is planning a minor facelift to the 20 year old nutrition label. When nutrition labels were introduced into the market, the food industry battled vehemently against them, while the government and health organizations explained that providing detailed information … Continue reading

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A Labor of Love – Raising Children with Food Sensitivities

A Labor of Love – Raising Children with Food Sensitivities

This is a guest blog post by Beth George I am a mother, child advocate lawyer, food activist, and entrepreneur.    This is a story of how focusing on diet made a huge difference in my son’s life.  I hope our … Continue reading

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Adult Onset Food Allergies. Bummer Turned Opportunity.

Adult Onset Food Allergies. Bummer Turned Opportunity.

This is a guest blog post by Marisa McStravick. Up until the summer before my freshman year of college, I truly had what my dad calls, an “Irish stomach made of steel.” I always had a strong and healthy appetite. … Continue reading

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Mystery: Why Have Kids’ Peanut Allergies Tripled in a Decade?

Mystery: Why Have Kids’ Peanut Allergies Tripled in a Decade?

A study published in the May 12 issue of the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, provides an alarming statistic: …[a] research team surveyed 5,300 households in 2008 and discovered that 1.4% of children were thought to have peanut allergies, … Continue reading

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Hope for Kids with Peanut Allergy?

Hope for Kids with Peanut Allergy?

Twelve million Americans suffer from food allergies. Though some children outgrow allergies, many have to live with a condition for life. Now it appears that there is a glimmer of hope for some families. Earlier this year, researchers at Duke … Continue reading

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