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Ria S. Patient Expert

St. Louis, Missouri
I am a mother of two amazing kids that happen to have allergies ? one with severe food allergies to peanuts, tree nuts and native egg, the other with environmental and seasonal allergies. I started a company called Check My Tag to help manage my son's life-threatening food allergies. I realized... Full Bio
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Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. Announces New Food Allergy Initiative Advocacy Steering Committee by Ria S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies Leading parent advocates from across the country join forces to advocate for more research funding to find a cure. WASHINGTON, DC, May 14, 2009–Today, as we continue to m ... Read on »
Allergy Fre Preschool by Ria S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies St. Stephen ECD & Preschool is located in South St. Louis City, Missouri. They are the only preschool designed specifically for children between the ages of 2 1/2 to 5 with ... Read on »
HB 922 has moved to the MO Senate by Ria S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies Senate Committee: EDUCATION 04/09/2009 - Public Hearing Scheduled (S) WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15, 2009 1:00P.M. SENATE LOUNGE HB922 CALL your Senators in support ... Read on »
Allergens on Airlines Survey by Ria S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies Not sure if everyone has seen/participated in this survey about allergens on airlines, but please take a few seconds and participate. Thanks! Carol http://survey.const ... Read on »
HB922 in Missouri Regarding Food Allergy in Schools by Ria S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies Tomorrow the bill from Rep. Joe Smith will be in hearing addressing Food Allergy in Schools: ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY EDUCATION Date: Wednesday, March 11, 2009 T ... Read on »
School Guidelines for Food Allergy Management by Ria S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies Please see the attached assessment in conjunction w/ BJC. This is part of theSchool Guidelines that will be developed soon. Kathleen needs these back by the end of the we ... Read on »
Kyle Dine is Back in St. Louis for National Food Allergy Awareness Week by Ria S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies The Food Allergy Fair 2009 plans are already underway w/ the date set for Sept. 12th in the morning @ the Kirkwood Community Center. Last year, we were lucky enough to ha ... Read on »
Circus Flora Peanut Free! by Ria S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies Join Circus Flora in St. Louis, MO for the World Premiere of “Medrano” Thursday, June 4th @ 7:00 p.m. (2 hr. performance w/ 15 min. intermission) “Peanut-Free Preview” Nig ... Read on »
Peanut Butter Recall by Ria S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies So now peanut butter is making everyone sick, not just allergy kids!!! Jeana Lee Tahnk of Motherhood Examiner has more in her article, "Things You Should Know About the Pean ... Read on »
Check My Tag Featured on Great Day St. Louis by Ria S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies Hey, everyone! We were on TV! Check out the clip from Great Day St. Louis. The segment starts at about 3:35 of this clip. Resources for families living with food allergie ... Read on »
Another Reason to Avoid Peanut Butter by Ria S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies Thanks to Jeana Lee Tahnk for alerting me via Twitter of the Salmonella contamination in peanut butter. At first it was just King Nut brand peanut butter but now Kellogg has r ... Read on »
Just in time for the holidays. ... by Ria S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies Just in time for the holidays... some positive news in the world of food and food allergies. Just the other day, I stumbled on a copy of Sauce Magazine that featured Linda D ... Read on »
Submit Your Concerns to the FDA About Confusing Food Labels by January 14, 2009 by Ria S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies This seems to be a HOT issue today! I stumbled on a blog, a news story and a message in one of my Facebook groups, all having to do with food labels and the risks associated ... Read on »
Upcoming Gateway FEAST Events by Ria S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies If you are in the St. Louis area, the next meeting for Gateway FEAST (Food Allergy and Eczema Support Team) is on December 2 at 7pm at Llywelyn's Pub in Webster. The subject i ... Read on »
Living With Food Allergies Carnival: November 13 Edition by Ria S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies Welcome to the November 13, 2008 edition of living with food allergies carnival. It's a lively one this week, with a smorgasbord of great information to take us into the ... Read on »
Product Review: Sunscreen Soap by Ria S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies Now that the weather has finally dipped below 60 in my neck of the woods, it's a perfect time to blog about sunscreen (!?!). Well, not really but I did get a sample of this ... Read on »
Diets for Food Allergies by Ria S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies An elimination diet is more for people who are uncertain what foods are triggering allergic reactions. These reactions can be producing symptoms like a chronic runny nose, f ... Read on »
Countdown to An Allergy-free Halloween! by Ria S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies Halloween is just around the corner, folks! And food allergy families are gearing up for this scaaaaaaaary holiday. I know it's tough not to get completely freaked out by th ... Read on »
My Very Own Allergy Kit for Food Allergies by Ria S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies Macaroni and Peas has a great post on creating allergy kits to keep your allergic children safe. She followed the same thought process I did when my boy was first diagnosed ... Read on »
Concluding Our Series on Section 504 Plans by Ria S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies Wrapping up our series on Section 504 Plans, I want to encourage you to share your experiences. I have received messages from many families who have been frustrated by resis ... Read on »