Experts aren’t sure why cases are rising. Peanuts are the most common food that children are allergic to, followed by milk and shellfish, according to the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology . Many food allergies are mild and something children grow out of. But severe cases may cause anaphylactic shock or even death from eating, say, a peanut. Epinephrine is effective in stopping the swelling in the throat or tongue that can be deadly. The guidelines released Wednesday were required by a 2011 federal law. Peanuts, tree nuts, milk and shellfish are among the food that most often most trigger reactions. But experts say more than 170 foods are known to cause reactions. The new advice call for schools to do such things as: Identify children with food allergies.
Aw, how cute. You made Jell-O in the shape of a brain to celebrate Halloween. Too scared to try the real thing? In honor of the ghoulish holiday, weve hunted down some pretty scary foods that chill-seekers can sink their teeth into locally. While many countries consider these dishes delicacies, theyre not for the fainthearted. After all, the scents, the looks and the tastes are enough to give you bite-mares. Sea Cucumber This cucumber-shaped marine animal resembles a wiggling log of fuzzy mold. In Asia and the Middle East, eating this echinoderm is believed to relieve ailments such as cancer and arthritis and boost the immune system. Despite its un-sexy appearance, its also believed to be an aphrodisiac. Most sea cucumbers in U.S.
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Clearly liberals clinging to this think they have found a new clever argument for the minimum wage, but instead all theyre doing is making food stamps look bad. Here is one highlight from a recent example at the Guardian where the author complains about a help line that McDonald's McDonald's uses to give its employees help: Perhaps Im being unreasonable, but it seems to me that when Republicans are so vocal about how much they hate government programs like SNAP benefits (aka food stamps) and Medicaid and indeed anything that makes life a little more feasible for low-income or no-income Americans, they should surely be able to work up a small sweat at such a blatant example of the system being gamed. Just last month congressional Republicans voted unanimously to cut $39bn from the food stamp program, and I surely dont have to waste words here outlining their opposition to any form of government subsidized healthcare. Why then, when they have made their objection to welfare programs abundantly clear are they seemingly okay with hugely profitable corporations exploiting these programs while they underpay their workers? The McResource help line in question is designed to help workers seek assistance. Here is how the company describes the purpose of this on its website: The McResource Line consultant will research your situation to give you current, accurate information and resources that fit your needs. McResource Line consultants were able to direct an employee to a local energy assistance program and credit counseling after he was told his utilities would be shut off. The McResource Line was able to find late night and weekend hour childcare solutions for a swing manager when her babysitter suddenly quit. Providing free financial advice and help finding out what kind of public assistance is available seems like the kind of useful thing that liberals would applaud if a non-profit or government were providing it. And since liberals regularly demand that corporations engage in charitable corporate social responsibility to workers throughout their supply chains, youd think this would be something they would applaud. But in their misguided attempt to paint corporations as villains they instead try to give Republicans a new reason to not like food stamps by labeling it corporate welfare. The end goal of pieces like this is to push for a $15 minimum wage. Unfortunately, a far more likely outcome than a $15 minimum wage is that corporations will simply stop offering services that implicitly acknowledge they employ low income people so they can avoid negative stories like these. Conservatives believe that minimum wages lead to more unemployment, and people on unemployment are going to rely on more not less public assistance. Maybe you dont believe this but the conservatives youre purportedly trying to convince do.