Monday Review: Beyond a Peanut Flashcards

When my kids were really young, they loved flashcards. We used alphabet cards to learn letters and number cards to learn simple math. One enterprising mom has created special flashcards to teach people how to stay safe with food allergies.

Dina Clifford created the cards after her children were diagnosed with a peanut allergy. This small packet carries a ton of information about reading labels, cross contamination and carrying emergency medications.

The cards have four color-coded borders. Green cards show foods or situations that are relatively safe for someone who is peanut or nut allergic. They stress caution and introduce the idea of cross-contamination. Red cards show foods or situations that have a greater risk for someone with a peanut or nut allergy. Yellow cards show potential danger and are designed to create awareness. Cards outlined in blue contain safety information to help people with any type of food allergy.

"What a great idea for young kids!" was my initial thought when I looked through the flashcards. As I went through them again, I started thinking about how helpful these cards would be for grandparents, caretakers, daycares, teachers and others who have contact with peanut and nut allergies. They are easy to read and understand and offer a quick way to educate others about food allergies.

Thank you, Dina!

Check out the cards at Beyond a I'm thrilled to report that Dina is working on Dairy cards next. Stay tuned for that announcement.

1 comment:

smilinggreenmom said...

These do look great! I am wondering if our four yr old would be too young for them or not? I may just have to pick some up! Our little one has had severe food allergies and Eczema since he was born and we have tried everything to help him heal. I am so happy to say that finally we have found something safe that has WORKED for him :) He is on Vidazorb kids chewable probiotics and he finally looks and feels like a healthy and happy 4 yr old. There are still foods we keep him away from though (milk, peanuts, eggs and melon) bc he did have an anaphylactic response once, but his skin looks awesome. Allergies are so frustrating for the sufferer and the whole familly and it is all about keeping our little ones safe! Thank you :)