Kyle Dine at the Allergy + Free From Show London

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The kids were a boppin’ and I was a rockin’ at the Allergy + Free From Show in London over the past weekend. I had the privilege of performing throughout the three day expo in the Kid Zone at the Haydn’s Wish exhibit area. If you are in the U.K, I encourage you to check out Haydn’s Wish – it’s a very inspiring charity doing great work.

It was a real treat to have more laid back and informal performances then I’m used to. Performing for 400 children in a gymnasium is pretty structured as you would imagine. I got to sit on a comfy chair and do impromptu concerts whenever we had enough kids around to have some fun!

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I was amazed by the sheer size of the trade show. I’m really happy that I went to get a feel for it and will definitely consider setting up a booth next year for www.allergytranslation.com to promote food allergy translation cards, as well as www.allergytravels.com.

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Wowza! That’s a big allergy show!

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Food Allergies & Fast Food – What I Eat on the Road

I get asked a lot about what I eat while travelling around so much. I started thinking more about it and realized how I really only stick to a handful of foods, yet they seem to be available in every nook of North America.

When I think of fast food chains, I really don’t even know what’s on their menu, except the ONE THING that I order every….single….time. Many might think this as pretty bland, but I really love these options, and I don’t like surprises with food – especially when travelling.


Here are my top 3 fast food meals that I eat on the road with food allergies.

(My allergies: peanut, tree nut, egg, fish, shellfish and mustard)

  1. McDonald’s Southwest Chicken Salad (grilled chicken, balsamic dressing).
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  2. Chipotle – chicken or steak burrito or bowl
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  3. Wendy’s baked potato
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New Food Allergy Translation App

I’m so proud to announce the launch of the new Food Allergy Translation App! It’s the newest addition to a growing suite of resources at www.allergytranslation.com.

Allergy Translation Card App

It’s currently available on iOS with an Android version being launched in a matter of weeks.

Allergy Cards for Travel

Like the website, you can create cards in 43 languages, but now they will show nicely on your screen. You can order customized cards with up to 10 allergens (from a database of 200 foods/items), or a specialized card that gives more details about one or two common allergens (e.g. peanut, wheat cards).

Download the Allergy Translation App today and don’t limit your adventure!

Free food allergy translation card app

Pittsburgh Teen Allergy Summit – May 20

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MORE INFO AND TO REGISTER: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pittsburgh-teen-summit-tickets-42570085271

DESCRIPTION

A fun afternoon of connecting, sharing, and learning for teens and tweens with food allergies ages 11 – 19, and their parents.

*No siblings please, in attempt to have enough space for the food allergic teens.

Topics include:

  • When and how to use the Epinephrine Auto-injector (e.g. EpiPen®, Auvi-Q®)
  • Ask the allergist (for teens and parents)
  • Managing anxiety in teens and adults
  • Parenting tips and tricks for teens and tweens
  • How to read a label
  • Living well with food allergies: travel, friends, fun
  • What every teen wants their parent to know
  • Dating and kissing with food allergies*
    (*Requires parent approval for attendance, there will be an optional track during this session)

Featured speakers:

  • Todd Green, MD – Allergist, Vice President of Medical Affairs at DBV Technologies and Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Allergy and Immunology at Children’s Hosptial of Pittsburgh UPMC
  • Kyle Dine – Internationally known food allergy educator and entertainer
  • Kate Parker – Epi-Life Support Group, Founder
  • Gina Clowes – National Director of Training, FARE, Parenting Coach

More information:

The event will feature three separate tracks:

  1. Parent
  2. Pre-teen/young teen
  3. Older teen/young adult

Parents are not permitted to attend the teen sessions. 

No food will be served at the event.

Please do not bring or register siblings or children younger than age 11. Material is not suitable for younger children.

There is limited capacity and we anticipate this event will sell out quickly.

Refunds are available until April 30th.

This project was made possible through a community award from Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE)

FAQs

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

No ID requirment. This event is for teens ages 11-19 and their parents or guardian.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

There is free parking in the North Garage at Children’s Hopsital of Pittsburgh of UPMC off of 44th Street. There will be signage at the garage entrance. Press the intercom button to enter the garage and state you are attending the Food Allergy Teen Summit. To exit, press the intercom.

Here is a link to the hospital and garage map.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

You can contact Kate Parker at kate.c.parker@gmail.com with questions.

What’s the refund policy?

Your money can be refunded until April 30th. Space is limited so please cancel as soon as possible to let those on the wait list be notified.