Food Allergy Canada is a nationally registered charity committed to educating, supporting, and advocating for the more than 2.6 million Canadians with food allergy.
February 2019
Learn about the Canadian Paediatric Society’s updated recommendations for the early introduction of allergenic foods to high-risk infants.

Plus, read Pfizer Canada’s latest update on the EpiPen supply allocations.

Applications are now open for our community awards including the Pryde Family Travel Grant, Robyn Allen Leadership Award and the Sabrina Shannon Memorial Award.

Valentine’s Day is almost here, be sure to check out our sweet tips for parents, teens, adults, and educators!

And, download the free Kung Food app, a fun and interactive game for youth with food allergies.

New CPS guidance on early introduction of allergenic foods
Valentine’s Day tips
Check out our advocacy in action around stock epinephrine programs on campuses.

Participate in research:
  • Your voice is needed to help researchers understand how food allergy affects your quality of life. The results from this important research will help to inform our advocacy efforts with government and others! Please take the online survey and share with others.

  • Last call: University students – complete an online survey which looks at how students with food allergies are supported on campus. Survey closes on Feb. 28th. 

Plus, read about the latest in research, including potential new emergency treatments for anaphylaxis, the effectiveness of continued dosing after multi-food oral immunotherapy, and more. 
Advocacy on campus
Make your voice heard
And, be sure to check out this month’s mythbuster on cross-contamination!

Check out the events happening across Canada in February and March including BC Children’s Hospital “Skate for Food Allergies” fundraiser and the first Canadian Free From & Allergy Friendly Expo. 

Be sure to sign-up for one of our free webinars offered this month:

  • Managing food allergy and anaphylaxis: a must for parents of newly diagnosed children. Next available sessions are in March. These sessions are quite popular and are filling up fast, be sure to register for a session early.

BC Children's Hospital fundraiser
Free From & Allergy Friendly Expo
Ask the allergist is our monthly feature where Dr. Julia Upton, a Canadian allergist, answers your top food allergy questions. This month she answers questions on cross-contamination, having a sulphite allergy and using your auto-injector, and the usage of antihistamines.

Do you have a question you would like to ask Dr. Upton for our upcoming Ask the expert newsletter series? Send it to us at [email protected].
Dr. Upton
Kids spotlight: 8-year-old Adley is passionate about food allergy education
Adley Sherif educates his grade 3 class about food allergy for his "Passion Project", even though he does not have food allergies himself.

Does your child want to be in our next Kids Spotlight? If so, email us their food allergy story and how they are spreading food allergy awareness to at  [email protected].
Watch Adley's interview
Noah Savlov is a grade 5 student in North York, ON, who is looking to make a difference in the world of food allergies. 
Not only did Noah raise money for food allergies with a bake sale, but he spread food allergy awareness by doing a presentation for his class. 

Noah at the bake sale