Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Advertising in Schools and Allergies

World School Milk Day is celebrated on the last Wednesday in September. The end of the month was chosen as it is a school day in most countries.
Countries around the world celebrate World School Milk Day to celebrate the health benefits of school milk programs. This excludes students with milk allergies, I have NEVER heard of a school promoting World Pistachio Day, National Peanut Butter Day or National Almond Day, yet World Milk Day is thought of as good, and rarely called advertising.

Where I live Advertising lice shampoos used to be sent out, when the school had a lice outbreak, now product neutral information packets are sent to families.

See Also:
Lice Treatments That Contain Nuts
Lice Treatments That Contain Coconut oils

When the No Child Without program came out, it was advertised in Canadian schools. It is a program from MedicAlert providing free MedicAlert bracelets to school aged children. MedicAlert got more brand recognition and potential brand loyalty.

See Also: List of Allergy Shirts, Posters and Other Gear

Many feminine hygiene companies donate menstrual supplies to health classes to get young girls used to their product(s). Shelters need those menstrual supplies more, but donating menstrual supplies to schools leads to brand recognition, brand loyalty and then schools are more likely to keep said brand at the office. These companies know this, so they donate menstruation kits to health and sex-ed classes. Most girls get a free (advertising) products around their first puberty class, in most schools.

Mylan in America does the very same thing, by providing Epipens to schools they often get brand recognition and often brand loyalty. Granted it is a lot scarier to change epinephrine device than menstrual device. It is also cheaper to supply a few dozen pads than a handful of Epipens, even at cost. The difference is people have lots of choices in menstrual devices that are usually reasonable priced.

See Also:
Menstrual Products That Contain Corn
Buying Cheap Epipens From Canada
New Epinephrine injectors
Cost of Epipens how Much Do you Pay?

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Sweet Avenue Bakeshop

Sweet Avenue Bakeshop in Rutherford, New Jersey

Sweet Avenue Bake Shop, a vegan bakery specializing in completely dairy-free and egg-free cupcakes, cookies, cakes, and other baked goods will be transitioning to a 100% nut-free menu starting on October 1st, 2016. This is in addition to the large menu of wheat-free/gluten-free and soy-free items currently on offer daily at Sweet Avenue's Rutherford, NJ location.

This change places Sweet Avenue Bake Shop in the unique position of being able to offer baked goods that are 100% free from all of the Top 8 Allergens, as defined by Peanuts, tree nuts, milk, eggs, wheat, soy, fish, and shellfish.

Danielle Vance, founder of Sweet Avenue Bake Shop, said, "While we have offered dairy-free and egg-free treats since our inception in 2007, we have also slowly and steadily built up our offerings to become even more inclusive to those in our community who suffer from various other allergies. That is why we began offering gluten-free and soy-free options in 2009, and that is why we are pledging to be 100% peanut and tree nut-free starting October 1st, 2016." Danielle added, "I started Sweet Avenue to offer delicious desserts to those who were unable to get them elsewhere, and this is a continuation of that same commitment."

ABOUT SWEET AVENUE BAKE SHOP: Sweet Avenue Bake Shop is a vegan bakery founded in 2007 and based in Rutherford, NJ. Sweet Avenue rose to fame for their focus on innovative and delicious cupcake offerings, but are also a full service bakery offering cake truffles, cookies, crumb cake, brownies, and custom cakes for all occasions. Sweet Avenue Bake Shop was voted Best Bakery by (201) Magazine, NJ’s Best Cupcake Shop by CBS New York, and Best Cupcakes by New Jersey Family.

Visit SweetAvenue Bakeshop on Facebook and Twitter

List of Nut Free Bakeshops

List of Dairy Free Bakeshops

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Blood Syrup

Fake edible Blood found at the local Dollar Store, called Blood Syrup

May Contain Peanuts, Tree Nuts, Soya, Wheat, Milk and Eggs.

At least the ingredients listing plainly says corn syrup.

Most fake blood contains corn, either hidden or plainly listed.

Fake Blood Made From Corn

Makeup can contain many allergens.

Halloween decorations can contain latex, and many other allergens.

Halloween Coconut Dangers

Thinking of Painting Your Pumpkin Teal:
Paint Made From Milk
Paint Made From Eggs
Paint Made From Nuts

Avoiding Milk
More Information From My Site Avoiding Milk Protein:

Household, and Industrial Products Made From Soy

Household, and Industrial Products Made From Gluten and Wheat

Household, and Industrial Products Made From Coconut

Household, and Industrial Products Made From Fish and Seafood

Household, and Industrial Products Made From Bananas

Household, and Industrial Products Made From Milk

Household, and Industrial Products Made From Egg

Household, and Industrial Products Made From Corn

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Containers for Auto-Injectors, For Schools and Other Public Spaces

Although I support the idea basically all students should be able to wear their own EpiPen (or other epinephrine product) I also know that schools, day cares and other public spaces may need a place to store EpiPens.

Containers for auto-injectors, for school and other public spaces:
Allergy Emergency Kit EpiNOW Allergy Emergency Kit Our patent-pending design is intended for secure, conspicuous mounting in elementary school lunch rooms and cafeterias for 24/7/365 access.

Bowman Epi Dispenser The Bowman ED-760 Epinephrine Auto-Injector Storage Case is an ideal solution for schools and classrooms with the capacity to hold up to 10 Epinephrine injectors and keep them in an organized easy to access dispenser.

School Health Epinephrine Emergency Cabinets Cabinet has five (item 90629) or ten (item 91088) separate compartments which can hold 1 epinephrine unit per compartment. Reference sheet on the inside of the door identifies students with their units and contains the following information: name of student, name of medication, expiration date, emergency contact name/number, and a place for student's photo.

Epi Access The EPI-ACCESS EPIPEN Teacher's Lounge Carrying Case is a unique product that is designed to store up to 8 epinephrine auto-injectors along with an area for photo identification, type of allergy and prescription details. Its bright colors make it easily identifiable when displayed on a wall in the classroom, principal's office, the administration office, daycare, etc. Completely transportable, lightweight and versatile, it can also accommodate asthma pumps and other medication that does not require refrigeration.

Medicine Storage Box (UK) These EpiPen and Inhaler carriers are great to store allergy medicines at home, school, nursery or work and its compact size allows easy carriage when out and about.

Rangements Pour Auto Injectors Epi-Ready Le boîtier Epi-Ready, qui se fixe au mur à l’aide de vis, peut contenir deux auto-injecteurs EpiPen ou TwinJect.

Epi-Acces La trousse Epi-Acces peut contenir jusqu’à huit auto-injecteurs. Indispensable dans les écoles, les garderies, les centres de la petite enfance et les camps de vacances.

More Information
Carrying Containers for Auto-Injectors and Other Allergy meds

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Ontario Laws First Aid/ CPR

Ontario Laws First aid and CPR.

Sabrina Shannon DIED. School staff did not react properly during an allergic reaction along with the fact Shannon had her Epipen in her locker at the time caused lead to her death. Sabrina's Law was formed. School staff was then was required to have allergy training.

Ryan Gibbons DIED of an asthmatic reaction, the school principal kept taking, and locking up his inhaler, school staff did not react properly during his asthma attack. Ryan's Law was formed. Students now have a right to carry asthma medications, and staff are required to have training in asthma care, and schools required to have written asthma plans.

Rowan Stringer DIED after school staff did not recognize signs of concussion, or khow to treat it. Rowan's Law was formed, every school board is now required to have a concussion protocol. Ministry of Education is to provide funding to the school boards for first aid/ CPR training at each school.

In Halton (HDSB) the Ministry of Education Pays For:
3 full time employees for each elementary school
2 full time employees of secondary school
3 full time employees of each administrative facility

Waterloo District School Board Administrative Procedure 3150 FIRST AID

WSIB required every workplace in Ontario (schools are a workplace) to have employees with CPR/ Firstaid training. WSIB Requirements

CDA's Position on Students Living with Diabetes at School Canadian Diabetes Association

Allergy training in Canada has been a part of CPR/ First aid training, for over a decade with providers like Red Cross and St. John's Ambulance consulting groups like Anaphylaxis Canada and data on reactions/ responses.

See Also:
Not One CPR/ First Aid Trained Teacher At My Kids School

Carrying Containers for Auto-Injectors and Other Allergy Meds

I believe it should be the responsibility of parents/ guardians to provide medications that are not expired. The responsibility of students (when age/ abilities appropriate) to carry meds. The responsibility of schools to train staff enough staff. The responsibility of educators to be trained in first aid. The educators should have enough training in the needs of the students they educate.