Something to Moo About


Review by Debbie Mazo


Milk and other dairy products are a major source of nutrients in the American diet. However, millions of Americans suffer from a milk protein allergy which is an allergic reaction to proteins commonly found in cow's milk. Non-Dairy: Something to Moo About, an online magazine focusing on milk allergies, is aimed at parents who want to help their child have a happy, non-dairy childhood.

Hosted by a mother of a child with a milk protein allergy, this comprehensive site includes a nice mix of support and information for those dealing with this common health problem. Newcomers can get acquainted with practical information such as the differences between a milk protein allergy and lactose intolerance (unlike an allergy to milk proteins, lactose intolerance may involve not only abdominal symptoms but also respiratory and skin symptoms). You'll also find a dairy ingredient glossary with dairy ingredient terminology and a dairy-free product index that includes tips on how to safely navigate the aisles of your local supermarket.

For concerned parents, there's back-to school advice with tips on packing a dairy-free lunch box, as well as dairy-free holiday suggestions for enduring dairy-rich holidays like Halloween. There's also a Teacher's handbook with food allergy basics and strategies for helping students survive school lunches and classroom parties.

In the Cooking section, you'll find a selection of newly posted recipes as well as some old standbys including how to spice up your family's life with calcium and how to prepare non-dairy beverages. For those living with a chocoholic, there's even a recipe for Ice Tray Fudge --perfect as a quick Valentine's Day treat.

With all the good news that this nutrition website has to offer, you and your child will definitely have something to smile about.


About the Writer

Debbie Mazo is a writer and editor based in Vancouver, Canada. She currently specializes in technical and marketing materials, but is also pursuing opportunities in food journalism.



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