Food Allergies

Information on nutrition, diet and health, including food allergies, eating probiotics and prebiotics, lactose intolerance and gluten-free diets. Tips on non-dairy foods with calcium and alternative sources of protein.

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New Health Claim on Peanut-Containing Infant Food Labels
New Health Claim on Peanut-Containing Infant Food Labels - News News
The FDA approved a new qualified food allergy claim on food labels for infants, aiming to help reduce peanut allergies. More
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Afflicted with Allergies? Eat this! - News News
Have you ever wondered if there is anything that you can simply consume as part of your meals that will benefit your allergy symptoms? More
Keeping Your "Tummy" Healthy and Happy!
Keeping Your "Tummy" Healthy and Happy! - Articles Articles

Keeping Your "Tummy" Healthy and Happy!

Sharon McDonald, MEd, RD, LDN

Prebiotics and Probiotics are functional components of foods that help keep our digestive system running smoothly! More
Is it Safe to Dine Out if You Have a Food Allergy?
Is it Safe to Dine Out if You Have a Food Allergy? - Articles Articles
This article provides tips for dining out safely when you have a food allergy. More
Pack an enjoyable lunch.
Packing School Lunches - Articles Articles
It's that time of year for packing lunches for your children. With a little planning, your kids will happily look forward to opening their lunch boxes. More
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Gluten-Free Diets - Articles Articles

Gluten-Free Diets

Frances Alloway, MA, RD, LDN

Gluten-free diets are recommended for those with Celiac disease and often those experiencing a gluten sensitivity. More
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Lactose Intolerance - Articles Articles

Lactose Intolerance

Sharon McDonald, MEd, RD, LDN

Lactose intolerance is the inability to break down and absorb the components of lactose, the sugar that occurs naturally in dairy products. More
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Nondairy Foods with Calcium - Articles Articles

Nondairy Foods with Calcium

Sharon McDonald, MEd, RD, LDN, Lynn James, MS, RDN, LDN

While dairy foods are the best source of calcium, dark green leafy vegetables and fish with soft bones you can eat will also add calcium to your diet. More
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Vitamin D: Are You Getting Enough? - Articles Articles

Vitamin D: Are You Getting Enough?

Lynn James, MS, RDN, LDN

Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin needed for absorbing calcium and building strong bones. More