Food, Nutrition, Recipes

Most Snyder's Pretzels Now Made in Peanut-Free Facility

Snyder’s of Hanover® said it has moved most of its pretzel-making to a facility free of peanuts. The company's pretzel line previously carried cross-contact warnings for peanut. Now, any snack made in the peanut-free plant will show a peanut-free symbol. Some varieties already show the new allergen information and are on sale now: Pretzel Minis Pretzel Sticks Pretzel Snaps Pretzel Rods Remaining products with updated graphics will be on store shelves by the end of the year. The company will...

New Food Finds: Egg-Free Foods for 2016

Kids With Food Allergies sent a team to check out all the #NewFoodFinds revealed at the annual Natural Products Expo West. These are some new egg-free foods we found: Namaste Raw Good Egg Replacer - Kosher, vegan and gluten free egg replacer free of all major allergens. Also free of potato and corn! Egg replacer #newfoodfind from @namastefoodsllc #allergyfriendly #eggfree #glutenfree #expowest A video posted by Kids With Food Allergies (@kidswithfoodallergies) on Mar 12, 2016 at 1:52pm PST...

FDA Modernizes Nutrition Facts Label for Packaged Foods

Kids With Food Allergies is providing this information from the FDA so you can stay informed about changes in the Nutritional Facts label on packaged foods. Be aware this redesign does not change how allergens are labeled . Stay up-to-date on breaking news about food allergies, nutrition updates and allergy-friendly recipes and join or login to our community today! For Immediate Release May 20, 2016 Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration took a major step in making sure consumers have...

How to "Savor the Flavor" With Food Allergies

By Amanda Liptak, RD, LDN March is National Nutrition® Month 2016. This year's theme is " Savor the Flavor of Eating Right! " For those of us avoiding the top 8 food allergens, it’s a time to focus on the importance of a balanced daily diet for the entire family. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics tells us to take time to eat wholesome foods, eat mindfully and enjoy the pleasures that food brings to our lives. And yes, it i s possible for families with food allergies to get excited about...

Tips for Healthier, Allergy-Friendly Eating On the Go

“Savor The Flavor Of Eating Right” is the theme for National Nutrition® Month 2016 . The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics uses March to promote healthier eating, both at home and away from home. Here are some tips for nutritious meals and snacks when you travel with children with food allergies. Plan Ahead to Make Travel More Tolerable and Less Worrisome You probably look forward to getting away from the daily grind just as much as your children. But all parents dread hearing “Are we there...

AllergyEats Releases 2016 Top 10 List of Allergy-Friendly Restaurants

Earlier this month, AllergyEats announced its annual top 10 list of the most allergy-friendly restaurant chains. Diners rating restaurants on AllergyEats gave a thumbs up to Rainforest Café for the first time ever. The list is divided by large and small chains. Rainforest Café is number one on the list of small restaurant chains. The ratings are based solely on a restaurant's ability to accommodate food allergies. The website and mobile app is run by Paul Antico, a father of children with...

New Food Finds: Dairy-Free Highlights for 2016

Kids With Food Allergies sent a team to check out all the #NewFoodFinds revealed at the annual Natural Products Expo West. Below are the highlights of the new dairy-free foods we found: Pascha Chocolates Organic Rice Milk Chocolate - white chocolate baking chips is one of several new foods from Pascha. These are free of the top-8 allergens. This is big. White rice milk chocolate chips. #newfoodfind #expowest @paschachocolate #dairyfree #soyfree #vegan #nutfree #peanutfree #glutenfree...

How to Make Allergy-Friendly Chocolate Easter Bunnies

Easter is coming! It’s time to decide what the Easter Bunny will bring your little ones! Of course, we all know that as parents of children with food allergies, this is no easy feat, what with all the allergen warnings on those darn bunnies. Depending on the allergies you manage, it can be next to impossible to find safe chocolate at your local store. There are plenty of wonderful companies that sell allergy-friendly chocolate online. When you spend your money there, you are supporting some...

How to Make Dairy-Free White Chocolate

If you’ve ever shopped for white chocolate, you may have noticed that it’s not particularly allergy friendly. Most of it carries nut cross-contact warnings, and it always contains both milk and soy. The few dairy-free white chocolates out there still contain soy. Not even Enjoy Life sells a top 8 free white chocolate. When I started thinking about this blog post, I wanted to bring white chocolate to the top 8 free community. TOP 8 FREE WHITE CHOCOLATE Ingredients 4 ounces food grade cocoa...

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