Calling all Teens with Food Allergies.....we need your help! Take a few minutes to complete the survey. This valuable information will help us develop a Food Allergy Program just for Teens. Plus....you can enter to win an Amazon Gift Card.
The CAAEC had a special guest Alex Tagliani visit us and some families on Friday May 30, 2014. Alex is currently competing in the Nascar Canadian Tire Series driving the Tagliani Autosport Epipen #18 car. The Montreal native has shown his fans that he can drive anything. Alex always takes precautions when managing his life-threatening allergies to peanuts and tree nuts, which includes carrying his EpiPen® and states that living with food allergies is not something that holds him back in life, he's always ready for a challenge! http://www.summeroftag.com/index/about
Alex is paring up with our friends at Anaphylaxis Canada and EpiPen to offer a contest for kids to draw a design with a positive food allergy message that will be displayed on Alex’s racing helmet. For more information on the contest go to www.summeroftag.com/index/contest
For more information on food allergies go to www.anaphylaxis.ca
Watch the Children's Allergy & Asthma Education Centre's Clinical Nurse Specialist, Cathy G. talk about Food Allergies and auto-injectors at the Teddy Bears' Picnic in Winnipeg last weekend. Great job Cathy!
Submit your design today!
In order to help raise awareness about food allergy, Anaphylaxis Canada is pleased to be working again with Canadian race car driver, Alex Tagliani, and be named Alex’s charity of choice. Having food allergies himself, Alex knows first-hand what it takes to safely manage his allergies both at home and on the track.
Alex, in partnership with Pfizer Canada (Canadian distributor of EpiPen®), is supporting the launch of the Summer of TAG, an exciting initiative to promote food allergy awareness and safety.
As part of this campaign, we‘ve launched a helmet design contest, open to all students, both elementary and high school, across the country. This contest encourages children and teens to create a positive food allergy awareness message that will appear on Alex’s helmet at one of his races this summer.
The winner of this year’s contest will receive:
• 4 VIP tickets to the NASCAR race taking place in Bowmanville, Ontario at Mosport Park on August 29-31, 2014
• A travel allowance of up to $2500 to attend the race
• A meet-and-greet with Alex and photo-op at the race
And….the winning design will appear on Alex’s race helmet at the Mosport race on August 31, 2014.
For more contest details and to download an entry form, visit: http://summeroftag.com/index/contest
You can also download your very own Summer of TAG card and poster (http://www.summeroftag.com/index/contest) autographed by Alex.
For more information on these The Summer of TAG initiatives please visit www.summeroftag.com
Contest closes July 28, 2014.
May is Food Allergy Awareness Month in Canada. A Winnipeg allergic teen shares her tips on Food Allergies. Hannah has food allergies to peanuts and tree nuts. She is focused on raising awareness on Food Allergies.
Join Anaphylaxis Canada as we Celebrate Food Allergy Awareness Month!
May is Food Allergy Awareness Month in Canada and is a very important time to help increase awareness of food allergies in our local communities across the country. Anaphylaxis Canada is committed to help achieve this goal with some key initiatives and community events planned for this month.
WORLD ASTHMA DAY - Tuesday, May 6th, 2014
World Asthma Day is an annual celebration organized by the Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA) to promote asthma awareness and care around the world. World Asthma Day will take place on Tuesday, May 6th, 2014 around the theme "You can control your Asthma". To find out more about World Asthma Day and GINA, please visit their website www.ginasthma.org
WORLD ALLERGY WEEK - April 7-13, 2014
World Allergy Week is just around the corner! See what is going on in your local area to increase your awareness about Food Allergies.
"Allergy Fix" Documentary on CBC TV -
The Nature of Things
Scientists are attacking food allergies in new and inventive ways, driven by the alarming increase in the number of people, particularly children, who suffer from them - and can die from them. Click on the link below.
Building Peanut Tolerance is Possible
Studies are showing that it is safe and possible for peanut allergic individuals to develop a tolerance to peanuts. Researchers point out that the process of building tolerance is not yet perfected and must be done under the close supervision of trained health care professionals. However, recent research is providing hope that in the future, peanuts may pose less risk for those who are allergic. See the link below for CBC news summary.
Allergy App for Teens & Young Adults
Anaphylaxis Canada created an app for teens and young adults at risk for anaphylaxis. This app includes allergy information, FAQ's and more. The app is available for the iPhone, Android and Blackberry devices. Choose below to access the app for your personal device. For more information about the app, click here.
Dr. Allan Becker is interviewed about the CHILD study in a segment about his latest Research at the Children's Hospital of Winnipeg. Watch this episode of Doctors Care to learn more. For more information, visit the Doctor Manitoba website.
An Emerging Epidemic: Food Allergies in America
The Discovery Channel recently released a documentary narrated by Steve Carrell about the food allergy epidemic in America. Click the following link to watch the documentary.
Anaphylaxis Canada have released a new resourse handbook titled "Living Confidently with Food Allergy" The handbook provides need-to-know information on managing food allergies for families of recently diagnosed children.
Anaphylaxis Canada has also set up a new website - Newly Diagnosed Support Centre (NDSC), where you can:
These resources were created based on the results of a study - “Experiencing a first food allergic reaction: a survey of parents and caregivers perspectives” - which highlight the need for food allergy education and resources for families. Click here to see the press release about this study.
Can Eating Healthy Cause A Severe Allergic Reaction?
CBC's Marcy Markusa recently interviewed Dr. Allan Becker about fruits and vegetables potentially causing serious reactions in individuals with seasonal allergies, find out more by clicking the link!
Study Links C-sections to Disease Susceptibility
New research shows that being born by C-section and being breastfed affects the bacteria fond in the baby’s gut. Some of these bacteria play an important role in the development of the immune system and possibly in the development of some diseases as children get older. Follow the links below to read more about these interesting findings.