Dave Bloom

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Dave Bloom is CEO and "Blogger in Chief" of SnackSafely.com.
No Nuts Moms Group

Playgroup for Kids, Support Group for Moms: No Nuts Moms Group!

Need to find a safe playgroup for your child with food allergies? Need a community of like-minded moms for ideas and support? Check out the No Nuts Moms Group.

Update to Safe Snack Guide: March 6, 2013

With Easter just around the corner, we've added a special holiday section to the Safe Snack Guide.
Vitamin D and Pregnancy

Study: High Levels of Vitamin D During Pregnancy Linked to Food Allergy in Offspring

A study concludes that high levels of vitamin D in the blood of expectant mothers correlated with increased incidence of food allergy in their children.

Study: Food Allergy Diets Impair Growth in Children

Diets for food-allergic children that are restricted to avoid allergens may impair their growth.
AAAAI

Study: Allergy Risk Increases with Longer U.S. Stay

A study presented at the AAAAI annual meeting found that foreign-born children who did not have allergies before moving to the US were more likely to develop them after 10 years of residence.

Mylan Introduces $0 Co-Pay Program for Epipen® Auto-Injectors

The manufacturer of Epipen brand auto-injectors has introduced a new $0 Co-Pay Card which will reimburse eligible participants for a portion of their out-of-pocket expenses.

Update to Safe Snack Guide: January 31, 2013

With Valentine's day approaching fast, we've added a special holiday section to the Safe Snack Guide so that your food allergic loved ones can feel special too.

Auvi-Q Voice Guided Epinephrine Auto-Injector Now Available in US

The Auvi-Q voice guided epinephrine auto-injector is now available from retail pharmacies in the US with a prescription.
Flu Shot

Study: Flu Vaccine Safe for Children with Egg Allergy

A University of Michigan study finds children with severe egg allergy can safely receive a single dose of the seasonal influenza vaccine.

Scientific Group Finds Fake Ingredients in Common Foods

In an update to their Food Fraud Database to be published tomorrow, the US Pharmacopeial Convention warns that the amount of food fraud they discovered is up 60% this year over their first report in April 2012.