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Latest news from Food Allergy Canada – March 2023

March 3, 2023

Take part in our online focus group on food allergen labelling, nominate someone or apply for our 2023 community awards, applications close soon! Learn more about our Allergy Alerts safety service and make sure you sign up! Plus, watch the recording of our webinar from last month on the prevention and development of cow’s milk allergy in infants, and read our tips for a safe and fun spring break. 

Call for participation!

We’re looking for participants to take part in an online focus group about food allergen labelling. The small group sessions are on March 15th from 12-1:30pm for parents and March 16th at 5-6:30pm for adults.

If you’re interested in participating and sharing your thoughts on this topic, please complete the registration below. Only those registrants who have been selected will be contacted with further details, including the link to the session.

Space is limited. Please apply by March 10th! 

2023 community awards – applications close next month! 

Have you or someone you know made a significant contribution to the food allergy community? Nominate or apply now for one of our community awards. Hurry, the deadline to submit is April 3rd

Pryde Family Grant 

For graduate students, medical students, and healthcare professionals with an interest in food allergy/anaphylaxis. The Pryde Family Grant offers two grants valued at $500 each to help cover the costs of attending an academic program or event related to food allergy. Read about last year’s recipients, Alyssa Burrows and Andrew Thompson.

Robyn Allen Leadership Award 

For a healthcare professional, industry representative, government representative, or an individual who has exemplified extraordinary leadership and dedication in the advancement of food allergy awareness and education. Read about last year’s recipient, Dr. Julia Upton.

Sabrina Shannon, young Ontario girl who passed away in 2003 due to an anaphylactic reaction

Sabrina Shannon Memorial Award 

For students entering their first year or continuing their studies at a post-secondary institution. Students can apply for a chance to receive one of two awards valued at $1,000 each. Applicants do not need to have food allergies to be eligible for the award. Read about last year’s recipients, Maeve Gillis and Aliegha Dixon.

Sign up now for our free Allergy Alerts safety service 

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Our Allergy Alerts service provides you with details on food recalls, allergen changes from food manufacturers, and labelling updates. 

You can count on our Allergy Alerts service to ensure you are kept informed on food safety issues that impact you. 

Sign up now, just let us know which allergens you want to be notified about and you will receive our safety alerts directly in your inbox going forward.

Watch a recording of our most recent webinar, “Cow’s milk allergy: A closer look at development and prevention in infancy”.

The webinar recording is now available to watch. With this session, you’ll learn about the factors contributing to the development of cow’s milk allergy in babies, the latest evidence on the prevention of this allergy, and practical strategies for cow’s milk protein introduction. 

Spring Break: Have passport. Will travel. 

Spring break season is right around the corner, and many of you may be travelling during this time, either by yourselves or with family. Read our helpful food allergy-related tips for travelling with confidence

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