Monthly Archives: April 2013


Allergy Awareness Week and Our Ebook

28 April 2013

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This week is an exciting one, here at Dribble Delights, having launched our new Allergy Friendly Baby Food ebook during Allergy Awareness Week.

Allergies are a major problem in the UK with it being the in the top three countries in the world for incidence of allergies. Did you know 50% of children in the UK have at least one allergy by the time they reach 18 months with food allergy being a major contributor? (Allergy UK, 2013) This is a constant worry for parents, fearing over what foods to give delicate tummies and is a scenario we are personally familiar with at Dribble Delights!

But fear no more! Dribble Delights are here to put the fun back into food and have developed an e-book full of yummy recipes and gives you confidence in the food your little one is eating. You can get the first 9 pages of our e-book for free (including two delicious recipes) for the early stages of the weaning process. The book takes you through the process including great tips from our top baby nutritionist and has recipes that the entire family will enjoy, with or without food allergies.

Food allergies tend to run in the family and the baby is also more likely to be allergic to foods if there is a family history of eczema, asthma or hay fever. It is advised to introduce foods that are most likely to cause an allergy in small amounts and one at a time so it is easier to spot a reaction. Main allergies include; gluten, wheat, eggs, soya, nuts.

We all want to give our children the best possible start and nutrition is key to health, now and also for the future.

Here’s the link to our ebook – http://www.lulu.com/shop/cheryl-ryder-and-charlotte-stirling-reed/allergy-friendly-baby-food/ebook/product-20987319.html

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Launch of Allergy Friendly Baby Food e-book

24 April 2013

Dribble Delights and SR Nutrition Press Release

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An e-book full of recipes made without Gluten, Wheat, Dairy, Lactose, Eggs, Soya and Nuts

The E-book is designed to help parents of children with food allergies and food intolerances through the weaning process and beyond, using natural ingredients and simple recipes.

Registered Nutritionist Charlotte runs a successful nutrition consultancy business – SR Nutrition – which specialises in paediatric nutrition and focuses on children between the ages of 0-5.  Registered with the Association for Nutrition, Charlotte has a first class degree and an MSc in Nutrition and Public Health.

Cheryl Ryder MSc, a busy mum of 3 children, aged 5, 3 and 2 who all have a Dairy Intolerance. Her 5 year old also can’t have Eggs and certain levels of Wheat and Soya. Cheryl’s company Dribble Delights is partnering with SR Nutrition to release a free-from e-book containing healthy, tasty baby food recipes, weaning tips and advice, nutritional information and showing current free-from products in the marketplace.

About e-book

The release of the e-book is aligned with the launch of Allergy Awareness Week 2013, which began on 22nd April. The e-book will retail at a special launch price of £6.95 and be available to purchase exclusively through Lulu. (http://www.lulu.com/content/e-book/allergy-friendly-baby-food/13809337) The book caters for babies 6-12 months, from early eaters to confident eaters. The e-book will be a taster of what is to come, with Dribble Delights launching their product range of baby food and toddler snacks in June 2013.

 What people are saying about the e-book

Mum of 3 children all with allergies, Cheryl Ryder, began Dribble Delights in order to support others like herself. The company specializes in baby food and toddler snacks, free from Gluten, Wheat, Dairy, Eggs, Nuts and Soya. Dribble Delights’ mission is to show that free-from food can be nutritious and yummy, and easy to make!

 Recommendations:

“A much welcomed book for anyone bringing up young children with food allergy or intolerance. Fabulously easy to read with inspiring ideas and information. It’s always reassuring when the author can sympathise personally and point you in the right direction.” Emma Hutchinson, www.lovelifelactosefree.co.uk

” Finally, a much needed resource for parents of children with food allergies. An informative and easy to follow recipe book with beautifully designed pages and great tips on nutrition. As a mum of a severely allergic child (dairy, eggs and nuts) I really struggled to find recipes, information and support. I will be shouting from the rooftops about this. A must for all parents embarking on weaning their little one. ” Anna Purdie, www.mychildsallergy.com

“My 10 year old son has a severe egg allergy and food has always been tricky for us. Simple treats like birthday cakes and ice cream at kid’s parties are the obvious things he has missed out on over the years. If this book had been available in 2003 when I was weaning my life would have been so much easier! I will certainly be trying out some of the recipes as family meals.” Tracy Thomson, www.tagie.co.uk

“Bringing up a child with food allergies or intolerances is hard work. You want your child to experience and enjoy a wide variety of wonderful foods but there is nothing more frustrating than finding a recipe that has an ingredient your child can’t eat. Often it’s just not possible to find a substitute. Weaning a baby can be a bewildering experience at the best of times but having a recipe book like this takes away so much of the stress around making suitable meals.” Elaine Whelan, www.bellascakesandbakes.co.uk

 To purchase please visit

http://www.lulu.com/content/e-book/allergy-friendly-baby-food/13809337

Retail Price £6.95

Or please contact Dribble Delights and SR Nutrition at:

info@dribbledelights.co.uk                 info@srnutrition.co.uk

www.dribbledelights.co.uk                 www.srnutrition.co.uk

Tel: 07818243938                               Tel: 07814414541

 


Allergy Awareness Week has Arrived!

22 April 2013

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Here at Dribble Delights we are constantly ensuring we can give our future customers as much information about food allergies and intolerances as possible. This is why we’ve decided to launch our E-Book - in order to promote this incredibly important week of the year and make mealtimes less stressful!

It’s very easy to think of an allergy or intolerance as a bit of a novelty and not really understand what the sufferer goes through. We see on sitcoms or comedies people joking about lactose intolerance and the side affects of it. However, Allergy UK and Holly Wiloughby announced today that 1 in 2 children in the UK now suffer from allergies. 

Food allergies or intolerances can be particularly stressful for parents. Having a child who is dairy/gluten/soy/wheat/egg intolerant means that a family outing or restaurant visit becomes a nightmare and extra time (which there isn’t much of with kids!) needs to be given to prepare alternative meals or find places which cater to their needs. 

This is were Dribble Delights come in. We are an innovative, growing business set to launch our range of free-from baby food and toddler snacks at the Allergy Show in London during June. We want to replace stress at mealtimes with FUN! We want to provide your child with delicious and nutritious meals, snacks and recipes. And most importantly you can count on us to make life a great deal easier.

So stay tuned on our blog, Facebook and Twitter this week (and beyond!) for exciting tips, ideas, facts, photos and videos dedicated to babies, children and allergy awareness! Also  check out: http://www.allergyuk.org/nurses-appeal-menu/nurses-appeal on Allergy UK to find out what they’re doing to help combat allergies. 

 


What’s happening at Dribble Delights?

21 April 2013

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For the past few weeks we have been preparing for the Scottish EDGE fund. It provides entrepreneurs who wish to grow their business with funding of up to £50,000. 

We’ve been working hard to make our application the best it can be. This has involved loads of workshops, pitching practices and number crunching but it’s now submitted! If our application is successful we must then present a three minute pitch to judges – Dragon’s Den style! If we succeed at this we are then invited to pitch to a senior panel in Edinburgh. Awards are then decided and given out at a glitzy reception. 

£50,000 would enable Dribble Delights to do so much - finalize testing, start manufacturing, work on packaging and most importantly get our yummy products to you…fast! So we would really appreciate for everyone to keep their fingers crossed for us!

Aside from this, we’ve been finalizing our E-book as Allergy Awareness Week begins tomorrow! It’s packed full of not only delicious recipes but also weaning tips, vitamin and mineral advice and the essential equipment needed for getting your little one on to solid food easily. Not to mention lots of cute pictures little ones. It will be available to purchase on Amazon very soon. 

We just wanted to keep everyone up dated with what’s going on at Dribble HQ. Stay tuned!


Milk Allergies and Lactose Intolerance

11 April 2013

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Further to a request on our Facebook page from Love Lactose Free Life (check them out here), we have decided to blog about milk allergies and lactose intolerance as there is a lot of confusion surrounding this. We hope to make it easier to understand and discuss some products which are suitable or unsuitable according to your little one’s condition.

Allergies to cow’s milk affect around 1 in 50 infants but they are significantly less common in older children. As previously mentioned, allergic reactions involve the immune system. With milk, the immune system identifies the milk protein as harmful and releases antibodies called immunoglobulin E (IgE) antibodies into the blood stream. From these, a histamine is released which causes the symptoms associated with milk allergies. Immediately after consuming milk, an allergy sufferer may show symptoms such as hives, wheezing, vomiting or, in rare cases, anaphylaxis.

Lactose intolerance differs from this. This occurs when the body is unable to digest the sugar lactose because the small intestine doesn’t produce enough of the enzyme lactase in order to break it down. It then stays in the digestive system where it is fermented by bacteria. It is this process which causes the symptoms associated with lactose intolerance such as flatulence, bloating or diarrhoea. With this condition, it can be difficult to determine how much lactose one can have without any side effects.

If a baby or toddler is lactose intolerant, it can cause many problems. The little one may fail to gain weight and could end up dehydrated. It is very important to visit your doctor if you suspect anything. It might also be a good idea to keep a diary of your child’s symptoms, food they are eating and if anything unusual is happening as doctors do find it difficult to diagnose. The more information you can give them, the better.

Some products have been created in order to give sufferers alternatives, for example Lactofree. Latcofree eliminates the lactose but is still not suitable for milk allergy sufferers. A2 milk has come along but it isn’t suitable for people who are lactose intolerant or milk allergy sufferers. However Alpro Soya is guaranteed lactose and dairy free and so caters to both.

Very confusing! But hopefully you’ll have less worries when our Free-From Recipe E-Book hits Amazon mid April!

We hope this has been useful.

Check out these sites for more information:

NHS – Lactose Intolerance

LactoFree.co.uk

Alpro Soya – FAQ

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Sensitivity, Allergy, Intolerance, Coeliac Disease…What does it all mean?!

4 April 2013

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Having a child with an intolerance or allergy can be incredibly difficult and frustrating and this is definitely not made any easier with all of the jargon surrounding these conditions. Dribble Delights would like to take this blog opportunity to define some of the terms that are sometimes used interchangeably when they really shouldn’t be!

First of all food sensitivity is the name given to a range of issues with food – including food allergies and intolerances.

Perhaps the most confusing part is the difference between a food allergy and a food intolerance. Many people talk of having food allergies but in reality 1 in 70 will suffer from one. If you suffer from a true food allergy, often a tiny trace of the offending food can cause a severe reaction. This reaction will come on quickly and will affect the immune system. Symptoms could range from vomiting, cramping and anaphylaxis.

A food intolerance is generally less serious. The symptoms will come on much slower and will not affect the immune system. These occur because the enzymes in the body struggle trying to break down the food or particular ingredient/protein. Symptoms could be anything from bloating, abdominal pains to fatigue or eczema.  

Coeliac disease is gluten intolerance. This affects 1 in 100 people in the UK but only 10 – 15% are diagnosed. With coeliac disease, symptoms rage from mild to severe and so the reactions can sometimes be confused with that of a food allergy, for example nausea and persistent vomiting.

We hope this blog has been of use to you in making things a bit more simple! Check out some of these links for more information:

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2009/07/23/why-is-wheat-gluten-disorder-on-the-rise.aspx

http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/food-allergy/AN01109

http://www.allergyuk.org/food-intolerance/allergy-or-intolerance

http://www.celiac.com/

http://www.coeliac.org.uk/coeliac-disease/what-is-coeliac-disease

http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=faq&dbid=30#what