Home Food Allergies Newest information from Meals Allergy Canada – November 2023

Newest information from Meals Allergy Canada – November 2023


Uncover our Caring for a kid with meals allergy information, now obtainable in 5 languages! Register for our upcoming webinars, take our fast 1-minute survey if you happen to/your little one have sulphite sensitivity, and take a look at how Canadians helped to make Halloween inclusive for teenagers with meals allergy with our #ShineATealLight marketing campaign. Plus, be taught concerning the international award we gained, and discover out how one can help our charity on Giving Tuesday. 

New: Care information obtainable in 5 languages 

We’re proud to announce our “Caring for a kid with meals allergy: A information on what it is advisable know” is now obtainable in Punjabi, Simplified Chinese language, and Conventional Chinese language, along with English and French. The information supplies easy-to-understand info that’s important for managing meals allergy and anaphylaxis. 

In these easy-to-read care guides you’ll discover: 

  • A customized type to share details about what a baby is allergic to
  • Methods to reduce the dangers of a extreme allergic response
  • Particulars on learn how to acknowledge the indicators and signs of a response 
  • Info on learn how to deal with a response if it occurs 

Plus, there are FAQs overlaying frequent questions on meals allergy and anaphylaxis, and extra!  

Simplified Chinese language
Conventional Chinese language

Register now for our upcoming webinars 

What’s FPIES and the way do you handle it?  

November 27, 12-1pm EDT 

A kind of non-IgE-mediated meals allergy, Meals Protein-Induced Enterocolitis Syndrome (FPIES) usually impacts younger kids and causes extreme vomiting, paler than regular pores and skin color, tiredness, and diarrhea. Such signs will be confused with these of different sicknesses, like a nasty abdomen flu, making the situation tougher to acknowledge. 

On this webinar you’ll be taught the fundamentals of FPIES, together with prognosis, frequent meals triggers, signs, dietary administration and therapy.  

Immunotherapy and desensitization: Understanding the dose I react to and the way does immunotherapy change that? 

December 12, 12-1pm EDT 

Get an understanding of the varied types of meals allergen immunotherapy, together with orally, placement below the tongue, and a patch utilized to the pores and skin. What does immunotherapy accomplish, who’s the correct affected person for it, and the place is it headed for the longer term?

You’ll additionally be taught concerning the fundamentals of thresholds, their utility in therapies and in scientific observe, and what it’d imply for managing your meals allergy.

Sulphite sensitivity: What meals do you generally keep away from? 

Sulphites are substances that naturally happen in some meals and the human physique. They’re additionally regulated meals components which can be used as preservatives to keep up meals color and extend shelf-life.  

Well being Canada consists of sulphites as a precedence allergen. Sulphites don’t trigger true allergic reactions however are usually grouped with the precedence meals allergens as a result of sulphite-sensitive people could react to sulphites with allergy-like signs. 

If in case you have sulphite sensitivity, fill out our 1-minute survey to inform us which meals you generally keep away from. Survey closes on November tenth, 2023.

Your enter will assist us perceive learn how to help you higher.

Thanks for #ShiningATealLight 

Thanks to everybody who helped make this previous Halloween extra inclusive for teenagers with meals allergy by #ShiningATealLight

Whether or not you illuminated your home, put up one among our posters, attended a teal lighting, handed out allergy-friendly and/or non-food treats, fundraised with our glow-in-the-dark teal bracelets or shared our assets, you’ve got immediately impacted children throughout Canada with meals allergy this Halloween! Thanks for being a #FoodAllergyChampion! 

Try some photographs from our group beneath:

Meals Allergy Canada wins a world award 

Meals Allergy Canada has been acknowledged as one of many winners of the 2023 Healthcare & Pharmaceutical Awards for “Finest Allergy Assist Non-Revenue Group” by International Well being & Pharma Journal (GHP)! 

The Healthcare and Pharmaceutical Awards spotlight these on the cutting-edge of well being developments, who’re working tirelessly to make sure that sufferers obtain the perfect drugs, processes, care, and well being companies. GHP undertakes an in depth analysis course of, whereby all potential candidates are assessed on goal components together with firm efficiency, product growth, buyer evaluations, and business recognition. 

Because of GHP for this recognition! Try the influence we make at foodallergycanada.ca/influence. 

Assist make an influence this Giving Tuesday – November twenty eighth 

On November 28th, you possibly can take part in Giving Tuesday, a world motion devoted to supporting charities by means of giving. 

Forward of Giving Tuesday, take a second to learn the way your beneficiant contributions permit us to maintain our instructional programming, advocate for change, and supply life-changing help for the over 3 million Canadians impacted by meals allergy. Study extra and please think about donating to Meals Allergy Canada on Giving Tuesday. 

Your help is transformational. 

Try our newest Impression Report and watch our video to learn the way we now have remodeled the best way meals allergy is managed for over 20 years that can assist you and your households reside safely and confidently with the situation. 

From our advocacy work on enhancing meals labelling, to constructing group help and data for the situation by means of the nationwide college program, to creating new assets that can assist you higher acknowledge and deal with anaphylaxis, your donations make our essential work potential. 

Go to our donate web page to find the alternative ways you can provide to our charity and plan your giving as we speak. We will’t make actual influence with out your help.  

Tags: #ShineATealLight, Giving Tuesday, sulphites, webinar

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