Did you know that eight percent of children and two percent of all Americans have at least one food allergy?Food Allergy Aid is dedicated to providing a meaningful resource to these people and their loved ones to keep these potentially life-threating allergies managable.

Friday, April 25, 2008

Hard Rock Rocks!

My family recently went on vacation with our severely-food-allergic 4-year-old. We dine out for basically all meals when we are out of town. This, however, presents challenges when you have a child that is allergic to wheat, milk, eggs, soy, peanuts, oats, and green peas. I also have peanut and sesame allergies. We are always cautious and try to go to the same places if we can find them.
My husband had taken my son to Hard Rock in our hometown and had very good luck with them and felt confident in their abiliy to deal with food allergies. We were able to find a Hard Rock Cafe in downtown Nashville and tried it out for lunch. The waiters and general manager were incredibly helpful and our lunch was wonderful! They answered all of our questions and went to the kitchen numerous times to get any information that we needed to feel comfortable!
So, we have had two wonderful meals with Hard Rock. The best part is that their menu denotes menu items that "contain seeds or nuts". It makes me so happy to see companies that are aware that food allergies are important and wide-spread. Kudos to Hard Rock Cafe!

Kudos to Whole Foods

As food allergy sufferers, I am sure that most of you have dicovered Whole Foods Market. One of our best friends jokes that it should be called "Whole Paycheck". Seriously, though, thank God for this store! As many of you know, Whole Foods sells many retail products that are specifically for dietary needs of all sorts - food allergies included. Each store carries different items. They even have gluten-free bakery items in the stores.
In fact, check out their site http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/. Click on "special diets" under the "Whole Body" tab, then click on "Special Diets" on the left side of the page. There is information on their page regarding special dietary needs and helpful information for shopping on their store.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Temptation Soy Ice Cream

I ran across this company just today and it looks fantastic. The only thing that makes me sad is that they are not in New Orleans or Louisiana for that matter!
They make soy ice cream that is free of dairy, egg, tree nuts and peanuts. Their products are also vegan and kosher.
They sell ice cream in a large vaiety of flavors, "treese" soy cheese, pumpkin pie with gluten free crust, and soft serve mixes.
Give these guys a shot! They have a very worthy cause here!

Monday, April 21, 2008

Bullying with Food Allergies

I came across this very disturbing article. As if children and teens do not have a hard enough time making people aware of their allergies for survival, they are now having their food allergies used against them! Kids are actually using allergens to bully these children.

Check out this article:

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Online Coupons

Please take advantage of our online coupons to the right of the page. There are more online coupons in the works to be added to our page.
Currently, we have online coupons for Liberty Bakery and Miss Roben's. Click on the link to the right of the page. Upon checkout, enter the coupon code to receive you discount :) It's that easy!


I think this is a very interesting and innovative product! These are temporary tattoos that display a medical condition such as a food allergy! They last approximately 12 hours if applied properly. The company recommends uses such as: childcare facilities, traveling, or anything that requires being away from home or school. They can be used for adults and children.

12 custom medical tottoos sell for $14.95
24 custom medical tottoos sell for $28.95



This is a really cute site that sells a variety of food allergy safety / awareness products - shirts, wristbands, etc. The shirts are really cute!

10% of all profits from this site is donated to the Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network! Check them out and support food allergy awareness and research!


Fantastic Allergy Free Pancakes

These are the pancakes that I made this morning - I apologize for the non-decorative plate!

Our family uses Cherrybrook Kitchen mixes all the time in our house. We went on vacation last week and stopped at a Whole Foods in Birmingham, Alabama and found their
wheat free/gluten free pancake and waffle mix. We were really excited to find it because our Whole Foods does not carry it! All that we added was rice milk and canola oil. The pancakes came out fluffy and browned VERY well. The best part is - the pancakes were not gummy at all!

I encourage you to try this mix! It's great!

You can order their mixes online. Their site is http://www.cherrybrookkitchens.com/