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PostPosted: Thu Jan 18, 2007 3:01 am 

Joined: Thu Aug 24, 2006 1:42 am
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Location: Victoria, British Columbia
Hello everyone --

I have been searching for short, basic informatoin sheets on top food allergens. Does anyone know of information sheets that would be easy to understand by people who don't have life-threatening allergies but casually knows someone who does? I have seen the really great ones by the Government of Canada, but I think they run the risk of scaring people with too much information too fast. (My main audience is the school community)

ps Apologies for the tired-sounding post. I hope it is clear!

son anaphylactic to peanuts

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 18, 2007 8:03 am 
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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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PostPosted: Thu Jan 18, 2007 10:28 am 

Joined: Sat Apr 16, 2005 12:09 am
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Along the same line as Susan (but not free) would be the information cards that Anaphylaxis Canada sells: ... ue.asp#two
You could ask them how they feel about your photocopying them as information sheets? (the front of the card and back of the card would easily fit on one photocopied page side by side)
They offer a snippit of info -- the front side of the card offers "suggestions for eating safely" and on the flip-side, they offer "alternate names" and "possible sources to question". In bold it also says "No Epinephrine = No Food" "Always carry your Epinephrine, Make this a Rule!". This might be what you're looking for?
On a more general scope -- in the pharmacy section of Walmart they had a pamphlet (about 4 pages) entitled, "Asthma and Allergies" and I felt it was a really good layman's overview. You could talk to them about photocopying sections - maybe shrink down and have on one page?

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 19, 2007 2:33 pm 

Joined: Tue Nov 29, 2005 4:04 pm
Posts: 2044
Location: Gatineau, Quebec
The AAIA has a very basic "Anaphylaxis" brochure, available in both French and English. You can order them for free. But I can't remember if it mentions the top food allergens.

Go to and look for the regional office closest to you.


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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