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Posted on: Thu, 02/05/2004 - 2:21am
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Just to follow up, here is what I found on the WIC website ([url]http://www.fns.usda.gov/wic/[/url]) on the "Frequently Asked WIC Food Package Questions" page. It looks like they are at least supposed to accommodate a known allergy -- but I still wonder if they have caught up with the new guidelines from the pediatricians group that peanuts should not be given to children under 3.
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5. How does the WIC food package account for participants who have food allergies/intolerances?
The WIC Program works hard to serve a large population that has various nutritional needs, including food allergies/intolerances. However, the foods eligible for the WIC food packages must meet nutritional requirements set by Federal regulations. If a participant has food allergies, WIC staff may tailor food packages to better meet the participant

Posted on: Wed, 02/11/2004 - 3:57am
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Thanks everyone for the info. I took Maddie to see a pediatric allergist yesterday. He was wonderful! I got all the info I needed an emergency plan, an epipen prescription. I am also going to sign up for medic-alert.
-Maddie's mommy

Posted on: Mon, 08/18/2008 - 3:59am
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Not sure what he could have reacted to, but maybe it was something from Chili's that was cross contaminated. I avoid chili's with my PA son because they do use a lot of nuts in their food, and I heard they use peanut butter to thicken their chili. I am surprised to hear you say they have a PA menu?? I've never heard of such a thing.

Posted on: Mon, 08/18/2008 - 8:26am
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Oh no, I am so sorry this happened. I know you were probably scared! We went to Chillis recently while on vacation and they seemed very concerned about my son's peanut allergy and to the best of my knowledge were very careful with my his food. We had a good experience. I would bet on the cookie, since so many of them are cross contaminated with peanut butter cookies. Did the cookie come from Chilli's or was it something you had in your purse? (I tend to have a 'safe snack' for my son when we go out anywhere just incase).

Posted on: Tue, 08/19/2008 - 3:02am
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It was an enjoy life cookie. I called the allergist he wants to test him for a cinnamon allergy. After the reaction i read a lot about cinnamon contact reactions. I think it may have been that.

Posted on: Tue, 08/19/2008 - 4:44am
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Wow, I would have never thought of that. I haven't heard of cinnamon allergy yet. I wasn't aware of the Enjoy Life Cookies, sorry for my ignorance. They are apparently a safe cookie for peanut allergic people. I hope you can narrow it down quickly. Take care and let us know what happens.

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