The Teal Pumpkin Project – Teal is the new Orange! – Help save God’s children by not giving them allergen containing treats, but other gifts instead. Plus raising awareness of food allergies during Trick or Treats or Trunk or Treats. Did you know that 1 in 13 children have a form of food allergy? #TealPumpkinProject #TealPumpkin #Halloween #Teal #FoodAllergies #FACET #FARE
Recognizing the threat posed by food allergies – A well-balanced diet rich in nutrients and vitamins is an essential component of a healthy diet. When coupled with routine exercise, a healthy diet can pave the way for a long life. However, some foods considered healthy, including dairy products and wheat, can pose a threat to men, women and children, triggering allergic reactions that can put their lives in jeopardy.
Food allergy fast facts – Food allergies can develop from birth, and some last a lifetime. Others are developed at different ages and may be outgrown. No matter when allergies stop or start, they can be a life-threatening problem for children.
According to Food Allergy Research & Education, more than 170 foods have been reported to cause allergic reactions. However, many of the serious allergic reactions to food can be traced to eight allergens in particular.
The first mission in creating safe meals for children with food allergies is avoiding the offending ingredient. But there can be a downside to diets that miss out on the nutritional value found in foods. #FoodAllergies