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Showing posts from May, 2010

Colouring Contest

There is still time to submit an entry for the Blue Bear Aware "Colour to Celebrate Allergy Awareness Month" colouring contest. Thank you to all those children who have submitted entries, they are amazing!! (If you feel rushed for time, no worries just make sure your your entry is postmarked May 31st, 2010.)

Colour to Celebrate Allergy Awareness Month- May

There is still time to submit an entry for the Colouring Contest. Thank you to all of those children who have submitted their artwork- they are wonderful!! Children, aged 12 and under, are invited to colour and embellish an image of Blue Bear! Contact Elizabeth at info AT for an entry form or for more info. Two prizes will be awareded: 1 Creativity and Presentation 2 Allergy Awareness Good Luck!

Parliament's declaration of May as Food Allergy Awareness Month

Toronto, May 2010 - Anaphylaxis Canada applauds Parliament's motion recognizing Food Allergy Awareness Month and will be commemorating the occasion by promoting a number of initiatives intended to support the 1.3 million Canadians who live with food allergies. This is the first year such a month has been designated in Canada and will now be a permanently recognized occasion. Several other countries including the US, UK, Italy, New Zealand and Australia have similar declarations. "The declaration of Food Allergy Awareness Month is a significant step in the ongoing effort to educate the public about food allergies," said Laurie Harada, Executive Director of Anaphylaxis Canada and herself the mother of a teenager with multiple food allergies. "We are thrilled that all political parties united to support this motion." Food allergy is a growing public health issue in Canada. More than fifty percent of Canadians know someone with a food allergy. While

Anaphylaxis Canada's Spring Conference

It was a real pleasure to meet many Blue Bear Aware customers at Anaphylaxis Canada's Spring Conference; Food for thought: translating food allergy research into practice . It was a great conference with many exciting speakers and insightful presentations. A few, of the many, highlights were listening to Presenters speak on.... Update on Peanut Allergy Research, Food labeling in Canada, Anaphylaxis management in Schools and Community. In addition there were many exhibitors offering great resources for families with Food Allergies; Allergy Sense an extensive Food Allergy Resource and Directory for articleds on recipes, allergy tips and promotions, AllerDine a resource for local restaurants and how they handle food allergies, Nutrition for you Condition innovative items for dining and travel, The Chef Upstairs a private dining and cooking studio hosting kids with food allergies in the kitchen- summer camps available! And Thanks for the great Toronto hospitality!