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18 August 2008

Include Allergy Information on Health Cards?

I am finishing up the latest "Buzz Around New England" and plan to post that on Wednesday, August 20.  It'll be about a baker who bakes goodies that fit many restricted diets so don't forget to come back Wednesday!  In the meantime, I wanted to draw your attention to this interesting article in The News from Nova Scotia and get your reaction.  What's your opinion?  Do you think it would be helpful to have food allergies listed on health cards and licenses?  It sounds good to me...


The idea is being proposed by the Karen Lynn MacDonald Allergy Awareness Society, also mentioned in this article: http://www.ngnews.ca/index.cfm?sid=163038&sc=49.

It's always interesting to see what is going on in other places!

3 comments:

Jenny said...

Having food allergies listed on your driver's license is a GREAT idea. One more reason to love Canada...

The only thing I can think that may be a drawback is that some people may feel that it violates their privacy.

But personally, I would be all for it.

Tracy said...

I'd be all for it too! The only problem I can see is with intolerances...gluten, casein etc, that aren't classified as "allergies". As long as we were free to list what we wanted, I say go ahead with it!

Jennifer B said...

Yeah, I thought it was a pretty good idea too. Thanks for your comments, Jenny and Tracy!

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