A new study done recently found that children that have food allergies can cost their families more.
“A new study published this week in Pediatrics found that food-allergic children from households that earn less than $50,000 a year incur 2.5 times the cost of emergency room visits and hospital stays compared with their peers from families that are in a higher-income bracket“, says the LA Times.
1,643 children partook in this study. The children were split up into three categories. Children of families that make less that $50,000 per year, those families that make $50,000 to $100,000 per year, and families that make $100,000 or more a year. To read more about the results of this study, visit the article here.
The Times also states that a main reason for the expenses are the paid for our of pocket are the allergy free food, allergy panel tests, and preventative measures such as Epi-Pen.
Samantha Esposito, someone who suffers from having a food allergy, says “having a food allergy sucks because it limits me. I have to be careful when I eat out and it is unavoidable”.
Children that have food allergies tend to cost more for their families. To find out more about this, visit your local pediatrician.
Tax Day and Free Food
Tax Day is the deadline for all tax returns to be filed. This year, it was extended three days and takes place today, April 18th. “The deadline for filing your state and federal tax returns is upon us, but amid the stress and last minute paper work you can find some silver lining in the freebies and deals at many restaurants and businesses” says Syracuse.
Many people don’t usually put ‘tax returns’ and ‘food’ in the same sentence, but many food chains are giving away a variation of different food items for free today. Some of these places include IHOP, Noodles and Company, and even the Hard Rock Cafe. Other chains have food deals; these places include Chili’s, Sonic, and Boston Market.
Ashton Saccone, a college student, filed taxes for the first time this year. She said although the stress for filing was different than she expected, the free food possibilities made it worth it.
All of these deals vary by location and for more information can be found on the business’ website.
IHOP Combines Bakery and Breakfast
April 12, 2016 makes the release of yet another new special at IHOP. This delectable treat can be found at any location starting Monday.
This new special includes Red Velvet crepes and Cupcake pancakes. According to the website, IHOP says, it is the perfect combination of bakery and breakfast . This new special is available with an assortment of different egg combinations. Prices vary by location.
Local waiter at the IHOP of Williston Park, Juan Quito says, “these new specials are so sweet. The customers are going to love them”.
These specials will be available for a limited time only.
Starbucks, Back At It Again With A New Item
February 16th released a limited time edition drink at Starbucks. Smoked Butterscotch Latte is the new seasonal addition to the menu.
The Smoked Butterscotch Latte is only around until March 21st. Time magazine describes this drink as an “espresso with steamed milk and smoked butterscotch sauce, finished with a sprinkling of smoky butterscotch topping”. This new drink at 350 calories is a tasty way to start the day.
A long time Starbucks customer says how excited she was to try the new drink. According to JulieBeth Devlin, “it’s like a hot silky butterscotch candy”.
This drink can be ordered in iced and hot. To find out more about this drink and other seasonal items, visit your local Starbucks or visit their website.
On Monday, February 15th, IHop’s all over the world introduced new specials on to their menus. This new delectable treat will be around for a short time offering a delicious new taste for breakfast. Customers are coming from all over to try this new treat.
Double Dipped French Toast comes in two flavors, Blackberry Vanilla and Banana, Peanut Butter, and Chocolate. Each with your choice of egg combinations makes for a hearty breakfast. Prices vary per location. According to IHop, “What makes our Double-Dipped French Toast so delightful? We dip every brioche slice twice to make it soft yet crispy, then add craveable toppings like a drizzle of Reese’s Peanut Butter Sauce. It’s the perfect anytime meal!”
Brittany Gross, a waitress at IHop in Williston Park, said “I’m so happy the Double Dipped French Toast is back! I am such a huge fan of peanut butter so the fact we have one that taste just like Reese’s makes working here a little better.”
To look at the menu and find out about more specials, go to www.ihop.com. Hurry, these specials won’t be around for long.