Food Allergy Awareness Week: News, Recipes and Helpful Resources


We had a “soft” launch for Food Allergy Awareness Week here on Go Dairy Free, starting with a recipe for gluten-free, top 8 free Vanilla Cupcakes with Buttercream Frosting and a review of one of my favorite new kid-friendly finds for food allergies, Better Batter Energy Bars. This whole week will continue on as top eight allergen-free (dairy, egg, wheat, soy, tree nut, peanut, shellfish and fish), and for all of our Canadian viewers, I will do my best to keep it mustard, sesame and sulphite-free, too!

Food Allergy Awareness Week

Food Allergy Infographics

Allergic Living is fast becoming the leader in visual awareness for allergies. Here are two must view posters:

Six That Save Lives – This amazing poster is going nuts in social media, and is a must have for creating allergy awareness!

Comparing Airlines – If you are planning to take flight with food allergies this summer, you won’t want to miss this food allergy comparison chart of the various carriers.

Food Allergies in the News

Much more to come on Go Dairy Free, but these are some of the latest news bites.

The CDC Confirms a Rise in Food Allergy Prevalence – There’s no arguing the numbers, food allergy diagnosis is increasing.

An Analysis of Current Legislation on Food Allergy Awareness in Restaurants – AllergyEats founder, Paul Antico, explains current food allergy laws for restaurants and weighs in on changes that could be made.

Dust-free Chalk May Instigate Symptoms in the Milk Allergic – According to a new study published in the May 2013 issue of Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, “dust-free” chalk is made from the milk protein casein, and may instigate respiratory symptoms, such as asthma attacks, in milk allergic kids.

Eight New Top 8 Free Recipes

  1. Watermelon and Strawberry Pops – One of my feature recipes in Allergic Living magazine!
  2. Flank Steak Fajitas with Salsa and Guacamole
  3. Creamy Roasted Potato Salad
  4. Gluten-Free Breakfast Cookies
  5. Easy Cookie Peach Crisp
  6. Carrot Cupcakes with Dairy-Free Pineapple Cream Cheese Frosting – Another one of my feature recipes in Allergic Living magazine! (Can you tell I’m excited about working with them?)
  7. Kid-Friendly Green Juice – seriously!
  8. Cool as a Cucumber and Avocado Soup

Food Allergy Awareness Week Information

This event is hosted by FARE, Food Allergy Research & Education, and they have some great posters and bookmarks that you can print off to share! They also have a week of activities to inspire some awareness.

Food Allergy Awareness Week

About Author

Alisa is the founder of, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

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