Dave Bloom

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

Support the "School Access to Emergency Epinephrine Act"

US Senators have introduced legislation which could potentially safeguard the lives of millions of school children with known food allergies and many more that have not been diagnosed.
Peanut Butter ALTERNATIVE and Jelly Sandwich

Open Letter: Why Your Child Can't Bring Peanut Butter to School (and What You...

A non-confrontational letter explaining the need for allergen restrictions in school.

Update to Safe Snack Guide: October 26, 2011

Please note that we have made two revisions to our Safe Snack Guide: Kraft Jet-Puffed Marshmallows - Product Removed Based on reader feedback, we have received...
The White House

White House Petition to Expand Food Labeling

There is currently a petition circulating on the White House website to expand the allergens covered by FALCPA to include sesame seeds and mustard seeds, two common food ingredients that can cause severe reactions including anaphylaxis.
Trick-or-Treat

4 Strategies for Accommodating Kids with Food Allergies on Halloween

Here are four Halloween strategies to help you and your child with food allergies cope and enjoy the holiday.