As the parent of two kids with nut and other food allergies, I live in constant fear of hidden allergens in food. (I wrote in 2006 about my older son’s near-death experience from an unmarked peanut-butter cookie.) Here is good news for parents who find themselves in this situation: Food-sniffing dogs trained to protect children with food allergies. WBZ TV reports on Angel Service Dogs, a Colorado-based organization that trains dogs to sniff out the scents of dangerous foods in the same way that law enforcement dogs are trained to sniff out contraband.

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  • AllergyEats ( is a new resource for those with food allergies and intolerances to find allergy-friendly restaurants. It is based on a peer-to-peer rating system, so a restaurant’s allergy-friendliness score is determined by our community (rather than individual “experts.” Rating a restaurant requires answering 3 simple questions and doesn’t even take a minute. Over 600,000 restaurants across the US are available to rate. Each new rating increases the value of AllergyEats as a tool for all of us. In addition, there is factual info such as menus, gluten-free menus, allergen lists, nutrition guides, certifications, etc.

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