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PostPosted: Fri Sep 01, 2006 9:42 am 

Joined: Tue Nov 29, 2005 4:04 pm
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Location: Gatineau, Quebec
Hello all –

I asked Gwen the Editor if I could post this and she said sure. (Thanks Gwen!)

I’ve been asked to lead a workshop for those cooking for kids with food allergies by Marie-Josée Bettez, co-author of the book "Déjouer les allergies alimentaires, recettes et trouvailles" and owner of the website . The workshop will be offered in English, in Ottawa and Montreal. (Until now it’s only been offered in French.)

I took this workshop about a year ago and really enjoyed it – and got some great recipes out it as well.

If you’re interested for yourself, please read on for more info. And if you know of a daycare, school or any other organization or person that would benefit from this workshop, please forward this info on to them.




Cooking for preschoolers can be a challenge... especially if they suffer from food allergies!

Since 2004, we have been offering workshops in French designed for dietitians, persons in charge of food services at childcare centres (Early Years Centres, daycare centres, schools), the parents of children with allergies and for anyone who must take allergy-related food restrictions into consideration when cooking. We have been asked many times to give a workshop on food allergies in English and are very pleased to announce that this autumn, we will!


Which food substitutes can be used to replace dairy products, eggs, soy, peanuts (and several other foods) in recipes? How to decode food labels? What are the precautions that must be taken to avoid an allergic reaction? These topics (and many more) will be addressed during the workshop.

Participants will be able to sample some dishes that are free of most, or all, of the commonest food allergens. They will also be given an information document of nearly 50 pages including, among other things, a list of key words, a table of food substitutes, recipes as well as a model weekly menu reviewed by Joanne Martin, P. Dt., a dietitian-nutritionist specializing in food allergies.

The workshop will be given by Karen Eck, leader of the Ottawa Anaphylaxis Support Group and recipient of the City of Ottawa’s 2006 Civic Appreciation Award (Health) for her work in the field of food allergies.

· Ottawa: Wednesday, November 8, 2006 (9:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m.)
· Montréal: Friday, November 24, 2006 (1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.)

Cost (the prices indicated are in Canadian dollars and do not include taxes):

· $58 per person if registration is made 10 days or more before the workshop date
· $65 per person if registration is made less than 10 days before that date

For more information on the workshop, please consult the following page:

Reservations can be made by telephone or by e-mail (see contact info below).

We hope to meet with you in Ottawa or Montreal!

Marie-Josée Bettez
Co-author of the book "Déjouer les allergies alimentaires, recettes et trouvailles"
Telephone: 418-683-3507

Karen, proud Mom of
- DS1 (12 yrs): allergic to cashews, pistachios, Brazil nuts, potatoes, some legumes, some fish, pumpkin seeds; OAS
- DS2 (1o yrs): ana. to dairy, eggs, peanuts; asthma

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 01, 2006 9:56 am 
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Joined: Tue Mar 22, 2005 11:17 pm
Posts: 6616
Location: Ottawa
Great! I forwarded this to our school principal and a few friends.

Daughter: asthma, allergies to egg, milk, peanuts, tree nuts, most legumes (not soy and green beans) & penicillin. Developing hayfever type allergies.
Husband: no allergies
Me: Oral Allergy Syndrome, Allergic to Birch trees

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