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RedSneakersforOakley  Inspired by the life of Oakley Debbs & his red sneakers ❤️ Dedicated to educating and advocating for #foodallergy awareness 👇🏻 #redsneakersforoakley

On the subject of always being mindful of reading food products’ ingredient lists... Did you know that McDonalds french fries contain wheat and milk? They are listed on the McDonalds website very clearly. Apparently these ingredients were added back in 2006, so this is not new news.
However, blogger Erin Smith @GlutenFreeGlobetrotter posted on social media about it and a long thread of comments have ensued.
Of course, eating at McDonalds probably poses all kinds of risks to your health, including the risk of cross contamination. Better to be aware than not. (It would seem that the ingredients are different in some other countries besides the U.S.) The ingredients list on the McDonalds website:
https://www.mcdonalds.com/us/en-us/product/small-french-fries.html .
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Want a pair of free Converse sneakers?! Well, almost free... All you have to do is enter our summer photo contest to be entered to win a free pair of red Converse sneakers.
THE CONTEST: Where in the world will Red Sneakers for Oakley be this summer? Enter your photos, raise awareness for food allergies, and win great prizes!

Enter now at http://bit.ly/redsneakerscontest (link in bio)

Bonus points if you also post on social media with the hashtags #redsneakersforoakley #RSFOcontest #whereintheworldareredsneakers #foodallergy
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A Life before Allergy, by @alifelessnutty. Allergy struck our daughter age 11 years 11 months. Prior to that nothing bar a small reaction age 1, a test age 4 (same age seen here in photo) to be told no allergy present. 7 years on she goes into full Anaphylaxis from a small lick of a topping containing nut. This is the #reality of allergy. It is unpredictable and can strike at anytime. Past reactions cannot determine future ones. Never become complacent. Keep up regular checks with specialists and always read every food label carefully, contacting companies for confirmation if any doubt exists and always carry two AAI ! A life before Allergy is something we can only reflect back on, remembering with happiness care free days out, meals in restaurants and much more. However Allergy will NOT define my daughter.
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THE BIG 8. Eight foods account for 9 out of 10 reactions in the United States. They are milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, soy, wheat, fish and shellfish. However, FARE and other organizations cite that more than 170 foods have been reported to cause allergic reactions. So what are those other foods?

Among the other common #foodallergens are sesame, rice, fruit, celery, mustard, mollusks, sulfites, and certain meats. Keep reading.

In the U.S. our top list is the #Big8. Canada adds sesame and sulfites to the U.S. list. Europe’s list is the Big 14. For example, in the U.K., Annex II outlines the 14 allergens (and products thereof) that must be labelled or indicated as being present in foods: ◦ Cereals containing gluten, namely wheat (such as spelt and khorasan wheat), rye, barley, oats ◦ Crustaceans, for example prawns, crabs, lobster, crayfish ◦ Eggs ◦ Fish ◦ Peanuts ◦ Soybeans ◦ Milk (including lactose) ◦ Nuts, namely almonds, hazelnuts, walnuts, cashews, pecan nuts, Brazil nuts, pistachio nuts, macadamia nuts ◦ Celery (including celeriac) ◦ Mustard ◦ Sesame ◦ Sulfur dioxide/sulfites, where added and at a level above 10mg/kg or 10mg/L in the finished product. (See below re sulfites) ◦ Lupin, which includes lupin seeds and flour and can be found in types of bread, pastries and pasta ◦ Molluscs like mussels, whelks, oysters, snails and squid

What are sulfites? Sulfites are typically used as a food additive, preservative or food enhancer. What foods contain sulfites? • Dried fruits (excluding dark raisins and prunes) • Bottled lemon juice (non-frozen) • Bottled lime juice (non-frozen) • Wine • Molasses • Sauerkraut (and its juice) • Grape juices Cheeses • Fruit toppings Maraschino cherries

An interesting resource is this map from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Food Allergy Research and Resources: https://farrp.unl.edu/IRChart. It identifies allergen by country as covered by international regulations
#foodallergies

Did you know we are in the month of Plastic Free July?
Before I share about that, you need to know something. I've recently been diagnosed with a food allergy. I've never had allergies of any kind and never really understood people that had them. Well now I know.
Because I had cross-contamination with something on Mother's day from a restaurant that sent me to the hospital. I've been tested and find out it's bananas. Most of the time I don't even think about it until I see one of my favorite summer time popsicles and know that I can't eat them.
So back to Plastic Free July. I needed a bag to carry my epi-pen and Benadryl in but didn't want to buy one of those plastic med bags. So I'm using a clutch that fits down into my purse. That saved me from having to purchase plastic.
Also, I'm wearing the red shirt because if you have any kind of food allergy you should check out #redsneakersforoakley because they have been super great and helpful for me learning about my new food allergy. I'm saving up for a fair trade pair of red shoes so this red shirt is as close as I get right now. From @rebecca_pippin 🙏 ❤️
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Wearing #redsneakersforoakley today. The first time I read this story I knew it was a great cause. As I don’t have allergies, but battle diseases in which I have to abstain from gluten, dairy, caffeine, nuts, seeds, eggs and soy...eating can be a little fearful and even deadly for many people like me. If you are looking for a great cause with a great story check this one out. -from @selena_godhealthlove
#redsneakers #supportagreatcause #allergies #glutenfree #dairyfree #soyfree #nutfree #seedfree #eggfree #soyfree #oakley #love

Always read labels. EVERY TIME. Even if you have purchased the item hundreds of times before.
Do not rely on familiar packaging.
And - Manufacturers sometimes change ingredients and your allergen might be part of a new formulation.

This and more tips can be found here: https://www.redsneakers.org/awareness #foodallergyawareness .
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Death from anaphylaxis can occur in as little as 15 minutes without treatment. Most severe reactions occur within seconds or minutes upon exposure to an allergen. But sometimes, anaphylaxis can be delayed. Once the body starts to undergo a severe reaction, though, there is only one first line defense against anaphylaxis: epinephrine. Epinephrine first, epinephrine fast.

Want to help us spread awareness? Wear #redsneakersforoakley and go to https://www.redsneakers.org/awareness #foodallergies
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We are not really in a festive mood with today’s news coverage, but every donation counts... So here goes: Just a few more hours to get Amazon Prime Day deals. You have until midnight ⏱. Get yourself some great discounts on Alexa devices, fire sticks, TVs and much more, and do it while giving back. Amazon donates to Red Sneakers for Oakley when you shop Prime Day deals at smile.amazon.com (make sure we are your designated charity) #primeday #deals #amazonprime#redsneakersforoakley #amazonsmile #alexa

More. On the @TodayShow: Megyn Kelly @MegynTODAY Roundtable to discuss the news of Alexi Stafford’s fatal anaphylactic reaction after eating a @ChipsAhoy cookie with peanuts (@Reeses) in it. FULL VIDEO ON OUR IGTV CHANNEL.

A few takeaways: Megyn makes the point that when you are having people over to your house, you may ask if anyone has food allergies in the context of a meal preparation like lunch or dinner. But you need to also think about it in terms of snacks you may have around the house.

Always read labels even if the packaging looks familiar. A nut warning symbol (the Reeses logo) could be concealed when the package is opened. And, as we all know too well, sometimes the manufacturers of our favorite products can change ingredient formulas, so always ask to see the product label.

Always, always carry your epinephrine autoinjectors with you.

If you know someone like Megyn who didn’t take nut allergies seriously in situations like flying on an airplane or preventing their non-allergic child from eating peanut butter, share this story with them by tagging them in the comments.
Our thoughts and prayers remain with the Stafford family.

See our Facebook for more links to more news coverage

#foodallergyawareness #foodallergies #nutallergy #foodallergyfamily #chipsahoy #reeses #anaphylaxis #epinephrine #itonlytakesonebite #alwayscarrytwo #alexistafford #alexiryannstafford #megynkelly #todayshow

Alexi Stafford’s story is spreading. After her mom posted to her Facebook about the sad events of June 25th, news outlets from all over the world have picked up the story. May the spreading news raise greater awareness of how fragile life can be, and lead to greater vigilance about the severity of food allergies.
Our thoughts and prayers remain with the Stafford family.
Video from Yahoo Australia:
http://bit.ly/alexiaustralia #foodallergyawareness .
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