Friday, May 8, 2009

Safe Snack List

When Liam started kindergarten Krystyne wrote a letter to the parents informing them of his allergy and how to recognize the symptoms of anaphylaxis. Included with that letter was a list of “Safe Snacks” that could be sent to school, rather than a list of “DON’T EAT THAT”. This might be one of the reasons that the parents are so supportive – instead of yelling at them we gave them a list of options.

Here’s the Safe Snack List for reference, and in honour of the new Star Trek movie, Live long and prosper.

Have you taken the 24-hour allergen-free challenge yet? Feel free to comment on your experience.

1 comment:

  1. Hi -- enjoyed reading your blogs about allergies and how your whole life is different because of avoiding them. I'm not sure if I told you -- but our house had to be allergen free for Elisa back in 2008 for about 3 months (luckily during the summer) and we could not have any wheat, dairy,eggs, nuts, orange juice or orange products, and then soy was also added to this list. It was VERY challenging, but we went through it (doctor supervised) to see what is causing Elisa's skin rash. It is definitely something that we would not think twice about doing if it could help our little girl (or in your case, save Liam's life). I agree that product labelling can be very confusing and contradictory at times, and constantly living with the trust that these labels are telling the whole truth must be extremely hard. Congratulations to you and your whole family for continuing on with such a difficult battle and being such an inspiration to all of us (allergens or not)!
    Love you - and thanks for being such a 'crusader' for this cause!