July 20, 2024

Allergy Friendly Baking with Aria and Mommy - COMING SOON


 Great news for parents with a child suffering from food allergies!

This Jellybean Academy course is  dedicated to educating parents and caregivers about the fundamentals of food allergies in children. The course will be expertly presented by Lisa M. Streibig, M.A., who possesses firsthand experience in dealing with her daughter Aria's food allergies.
When a child has a food allergy, their immune system overreacts, producing antibodies to the food as if it were a virus or other dangerous foreign invader. This immune reaction is what produces allergy symptoms.
Having gone through the challenges of managing Aria's food allergies, Lisa has gained valuable insights and knowledge. She will be sharing her expertise to help others understand how to navigate the complexities of food allergies in children. Through this course, participants will learn about identifying allergenic foods, recognizing allergic reactions, and implementing safety measures to create a secure environment for children with food allergies.
Thanks to Lisa's dedication and her daughter Aria's determination, Aria is now well-trained in identifying foods that are safe for her and those that may pose a danger to her health. This course promises to be an invaluable resource for parents, caregivers, and anyone involved in caring for children with food allergies. With Lisa's personal experiences and professional expertise, participants can gain confidence in managing food allergies effectively and promoting the well-being of allergic children.
Food allergies pose a significant concern for parents and families during their children's early years. But what is the actual prevalence of food allergies? Is it possible that your child might have a food intolerance instead of a genuine food allergy? Moreover, are there chances of them outgrowing their food allergy over time?

Which foods are the most common triggers for allergies?

The most frequently reported food allergens are:

  1. Milk

  2. Egg

  3. Peanuts

  4. Tree nuts

  5. Fish

  6. Shellfish

  7. Wheat

  8. Soy

These eight food items account for approximately 90% of all food allergies. 

Allergic reactions usually manifest as immediate symptoms, often within minutes, and seldom occur more than two hours after exposure.

How are food allergies diagnosed?

If you suspect that your child has a food allergy, it's essential to consult your child's pediatrician. Provide them with a comprehensive ingredient list, including information about the food preparation process and the frequency of your child's consumption of the particular food. Precise timing is crucial – noting the period from ingestion to the onset of the reaction. Typically, true allergic reactions occur shortly after exposure.
To confirm a food allergy, various tests can be conducted. A blood test can assess the specific food of concern, while a skin prick test can determine if the suspected food triggers an immediate response. It is advisable to avoid panel tests that include numerous common food allergens as they may lead to false-positive results. Instead, focusing on testing for specific foods of concern yields more accurate diagnostic information


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