Dave Bloom

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Dave Bloom is CEO and "Blogger in Chief" of SnackSafely.com.
Pretzel!

Update to Safe Snack Guide: June 5, 2012

We have removed two items from our Safe Snack Guide due to manufacturing/labeling changes.
University of Helsinki

Study: People Raised in Rural Environments Less Likely to Develop Allergies

A study conducted at the University of Helsinki confirms that people who grow up in rural environments are less likely to develop autoimmune and inflammatory diseases including allergies.

Preliminary Study Results: 6% of Americans Have History of Anaphylaxis

Based upon preliminary results of a well designed random telephone survey funded by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, 1 in 16 or 6% reported that they had had symptoms consistent with anaphylaxis at some point in their lives.

New Book Teaches Children About Food Allergies

We're pleased to announce the publication of a new book geared toward teaching young children about food allergies.

Safe Snack Guide Part of School District's New Policy

Washoe County School District's new policy makes specific reference to the Safe Snack Guide, our comprehensive list of snacks free of peanuts, tree nuts, and eggs, to help parents plan in-school activities involving food.
Pretzel!

Update to Safe Snack Guide: March 1, 2012

Introducing a number of exciting changes to our Safe Snack Guide, our list of snacks free of peanuts, tree nuts, and eggs intended for schools, clubs, parties, etc.
Vaccine

Study: Anaphylaxis Extremely Rare As Result of Vaccine Administration

A UK study found that anaphylaxis occurred rarely as a result of common pediatric immunizations and not at all as a result of infant and preschool immunizations.
Ammaria Johnson

Virginia First Grader Dies of Allergic Reaction in School

A Virginia first grader died Monday shortly after suffering an apparent allergic reaction to something she ate at school.
University Medical Center Groningen

Study: Peanut Sensitivity Rises with Age in Children and Young Adults

The results of a study indicate sensitivity to peanuts in allergic children and young adults rises with age.

Update to Safe Snack Guide: December 8, 2011

We have made a number of changes to our Safe Snack Guide as of this revision: Sesame Seeds - No Longer Supported by This Guide After...