S: Food For Special Needs- Sarah McFadyen
BC: just remember being healthy doesn't mean that you have to give up all the junk food. i mean, we all need our junk food once in a while hey?!
FC: Food For Special Needs
1: contents: | Page 2~3 - What Are Allergies Page 4~5 - What Are Intolerances Page 6~7 - Foods That Should be Avoided to Maintain a Healthy Lifestyle Page 8~9 - Support Networks Available
2: what are allergies | Allergies are an overreaction of the body's immune system to a specific type of food typically protein.
3: symptoms | mild to moderate allergic reactions - swelling of lips, face, eyes - hives of welts - abdominal pain, - Vomiting | Anaphylaxis - difficulty/ noisy breathing - swelling of tongue - swelling/ tightness of throat difficulty talking/ or hoarse voice - wheeze or persistent cough - loss of consciousness and/ or collapse
4: what are intolerances | Intolerances are the chemical reaction that some people have after eating or drinking some foods. It is not an immune response.
5: symptoms | Food intolerance can present with symptoms affecting: - the skin( rashes, hives, angioedema, dermatitis, and eczema) - respiratory tract(nasal congestion, sinusitis, pharyngeal irritations, asthma and an unproductive cough) - Gastrointestinal tract (GIT) either individually or in combination. (Mouth ulcers, abdominal cramp, nausea, gas, intermittent diarrhoea, constipation, irritable bowel syndrome, and may include anaphylaxis.)
6: foods that should be avoided to maintain a healthy lifestyle | Eat: Various kinds of fruit, greens, root vegetables, potatoes, salads, fish, peas, beans, lentils, brown rice, porridge, small amount of olive oil and low fat dairy products. | Avoid Junk food like food which contains sugar or too much saturated fat, soft drinks, alcohol, most sausages, chips, sweets, cakes, buns and white bread. | Remember, you are allowed to have some junk from time to time but not all the time :)
8: Support networks available | FANN (food allergy and anaphylaxis network) | Studies have shown that adolescents are more likely to engage in risk-taking behaviors when it comes to their food allergies. To help educate teens about the consequences of their actions FAAN has made a website called 'food allergies in the real world' where they can find advice and help from both peers and executives from the FAAN website. As well as embarrassing stories
9: FAAN also hosts an annual meeting, the Teen Summit, which attracts teens with food allergies from across the nation. The Summit provides teens with the opportunity to learn about food allergy management from guest speakers, network with other teens, and perhaps make lifelong friends.