It’s a Girl!

This has easily been the best week of my life. Early Friday morning, my wife gave birth to a beautiful baby girl. Zora Josephine Dine was born Oct. 2nd weighing a tiny 6 pounds, 4 ounces.

Our little cutie!

Our little cutie!

We brought her home yesterday and surprised my wife with the finished nursery. Our first day at home was filled with comfy cuddles and many kisses.

First day at home bliss :)

First day at home bliss :)

After such a crazy year of touring and producing the DVD, I couldn’t me happier to slow it down and spend quality time with my new little family of 3!

The Eczema Song

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Did you know that October is Eczema Awareness Month?

I am really excited to announce my first song about the condition! “The Eczema Song” was created with The Eczema Company and has the most adorable music video. We had a blast filming it during the summer in Montreal!

Eczema is a condition that I have had as long as I’ve had food allergies. It flares up occasionally, and fight it with creams. Just like the song says “I won’t let it win!”


Now Available – A Crowdfunded Video that Educates Children All About Food Allergies


The Kyle Dine & Friends DVD uses Music, Puppets and Games to fill a Resource Gap of Allergy Education in Four Languages

TORONTO (September, 2015) – With food allergies affecting the lunch boxes of roughly two students in every elementary school classroom, it’s hard to believe that there has never been a video to teach students what food allergies are all about. Anaphylaxis is not a particularly “child-friendly” term, but when conveyed with music, puppets and games, allergy educator and entertainer Kyle Dine has found the winning formula with his Kyle Dine & Friends DVD.

After performing allergy awareness assemblies at over 600 schools for nearly a decade, Dine wanted to reach even more classrooms by putting his messages on video. The need for such a resource became very apparent through an instantly successful Kickstarter campaign that raised $30,000 – 150% of his original goal.

As the prevalence of food allergies is growing steadily, so has the demand for Kyle Dine’s “You Must Be Nuts!” schoolwide assembly. Dine knows how eager educators and school administrators are to have a “just press play” tool that can educate students about food allergies at any time in the school year. “I visit over a hundred schools a year reaching tens of thousands of students and am excited to think that this video will reach even more,” admits Dine. “This video can be shown in classrooms and contains the same topics presented in my school assemblies along with quizzes and a teacher resource guide.”

The 2-disc DVD set includes two separate shows aimed at children aged 4-7 & 8-11 respectively. “The videos are consistent with my assemblies which are split between kindergarten to grade 2, and grades 3 to 6 with age-appropriate messaging,” notes Dine. The content covers common allergens, symptoms of allergic reactions, emergency procedures, and reinforces key school policies such as no sharing food and hand washing. Conveying such big topics isn’t easy, but Dine gives credit to his cast of zany sidekicks; “The songs are effective at reinforcing key messages, but the real superstars are the puppets who make learning fun and engaging for kids!”, Dine chuckles.

The most impressive feature of the video is the inclusion of overdubbing in three languages – Spanish, French and German. Dine is most excited about how accessible allergy education will be with this video. “Not only can it reach classrooms where English is the primary language of instruction, it can also be a tool for schools who would not regularly bring in outside speakers.”

Kyle will be serving a community and educational market that’s eager for resources that help raise awareness and spark conversation. “Teaching children about food allergies in this fun and interactive way may help them develop a sense of empathy and understanding for others,” added Gina Clowes, Director of Education, Food Allergy Research & Education, FARE.

With support from renowned allergists, healthcare professionals, principals, teachers, families, support groups and global organizations, such as Food Allergy Canada and Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE), Kyle Dine & Friends will fill a widespread educational gap. Kyle features a mix of his new and classic kid-tested songs and his most beloved characters, such as Suzie Symptoms™, Chef Allergie™, Miss DeLabel™, and Pierre the Peanut™. The end result is a resource with important educational messages that kids will soak up on keeping their friends with allergies safe, while having a ton of fun in the process!

The Kyle Dine & Friends video can be purchased for $25.00 at


Kyle Dine is a trusted food allergy educator and musician who performs engaging allergy awareness assemblies in elementary schools across North America. He educates students about allergies, anaphylaxis and what they can do to help keep others with allergies safe. His two CD releases titled “You Must Be Nuts!” and “Food Allergies Rock!” contain empowering and educational messages for children with food allergies. He has multiple food allergies himself and has worked with Food Allergy Canada since 2008. His next school tour will take place from January to March 2016. For more information, please visit and find him on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram.

Watch the official trailer for Kyle Dine & Friends – Allergy Awareness with Music, Puppets and Games

“Food Allergies Rock!” – An Explanation


The song and motto “Food Allergies Rock” is one that I get questioned on frequently, leaving people often scratching their heads. Fair enough! It’s an odd statement!

However, I urge you to read this full blog post to see why I’m not crazy for saying “Food Allergies Rock”.

To completely contradict myself, let me start by saying that food allergies do not rock in the literal sense. We know what anaphylaxis is, what it can do, and how scary everything associated with it can be. No one signed up for food allergies, and given the opportunity, no one would. Who would want a relationship status with food that can be best described as “It’s Complicated”??

In my 30+ years of living with multiple food allergies (peanut, tree nut, egg, seafood and mustard), I’ve had a lot of low points and scary close calls. Some days I curse my allergies. Truth be told, I curse my asthma much more.

At the end of the day, I am an individual living with a severe but manageable health condition. I believe how I view my own allergies affects my own quality of life, and the perception other people have of me.

  • Do I want to feel and be viewed as a victim? No.
  • Do I want to feel and be viewed as someone living in constant fear? No.
  • Do I want to feel that life is always unfair and be viewed as someone who lives under a dark cloud? No.
  • Do I want to feel like a confident and normal person who is never slowed down by their food allergies? Absolutely.

I wrote “Food Allergies Rock” to flip my own perspective on my condition. If I can “rock” my food allergies, I will be more confident and empowered to stay safe. I choose not to let food allergies define me. I stay positive while staying safe. I read labels, carry epinephrine, ask the right questions at restaurants and more. I got this.

I know “Food Allergies Rock” a line that might be hard to grasp. But as someone who has the condition, this perception/self-talk/attitude has actually made me less of a risk-taker, and improved my overall quality of life. To me, that rocks!

With all of the other severe and unmanageable health conditions out there, I feel somewhat fortunate to have only food allergies. I’ve learned how to live with them, travel with them, the precautions needed, the ways to deal with frustrations, and how to rise above them to live live life to the fullest. If reading this makes you think, “wow, he really rocks his food allergies”, then you now know the power that a little catchphrase can have on the psyche.

I hope you and your kids can rock your food allergies too!

Watch Video Online – Today AND Tomorrow!


Great news! The online premiere of “Kyle Dine & Friends” has been extended by a full day! I’ve received so much great feedback on the video so far, and really want more and more people to see it so they know the true value of this resource for schools and children. Tomorrow is the official launch day of the DVD and I would love for people to see what all of the hype is about!

Please feel free to share the premiere link to any contacts you think should view this film! Parents, teachers, principals, PTO members, bloggers, etc. etc! Share with pride! This is our project :)