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Blog Entries - 2016

Increasing Allergy Safety while Enjoying Allergy-Friendly Sweets

by Stacey Stratton, FAACT’s Publications Manager The holidays are made for celebrating, and this usually includes lots of food and fun! Here are some of FAACT’s reminders and tips, as you prepare for the holiday season. Read EVERY Label EVERY read more …

10 Important Safety Reminders for Celebrating the Holidays from FAACT

by Stacey Stratton, FAACT's Publications Manager The holidays are approaching, and can bring your family party invites and travel plans. Here are some food allergy safety reminders to help you have a safe and enjoyable holiday season. Remind your child read more …

FAACT Sponsored Another Fabulous FABlogCon in Denver!

Just last weekend food allergy caregivers, advocates, food allergy bloggers and more gathered to unite together at The Food Allergy Bloggers Conference in Denver, Colorado. The first FAB Conference was held in 2013 and has quickly become one of the most read more …

FAACT’s Teal Pumpkin Painting Party with Miss Haven County

by Natascia Simone, Miss Haven County 2017 and FAACT Advocate Halloween is TODAY, and the food allergy community would love to be in on the fun! As Miss New Haven County, I, Natascia Simone, am part of the Miss America Scholarship Organization and my read more …

A Look Inside Pure Delicious

by Heather Christo, Pure Delicious Reprinted from Pure Delicious by arrangement with Pam Krauss Books/Avery, a member of Penguin Group (USA) LLC, A Penguin Random House Company. Copyright © 2016, Heather Christo When you have a child with food read more …

TIPS to Create a Safe & TEAL Halloween

by Stacey Stratton, FAACT’s Publications Manager Teal Pumpkins are such a great way to include children with food allergies and help them enjoy a “safe” and happy Halloween. Besides helping children with food allergies, it’s also read more …

Top 8 Free Chocolate Zucchini Muffins

Posted on: September 7, 2016 9:00 pm
Tags: Food-allergy-blog, Blog, Food-allergy, Anaphylaxis, Allergy-awareness, Recipes, Food, Baking,
by Nicole Dawson Surprise!!! Not only are these vegan muffins just as divine as a cupcake, they're healthy, too. Your kids will gladly eat their veggies without all the sugar and allergens. Poor little muffins...they're never invited to most birthday read more …

5 Creative Ways to Teach Children about Food Allergies

by Kyle Dine I remember when I was in elementary school, some of my close friends and classmates knew I had food allergies, but they likely didn’t know what exactly that meant. There weren’t too many kid-friendly resources back then to bring the read more …

Back-to-School Tips to Help Create a Safer and Smoother Transition into the New School Year

by Stacey Stratton, FAACT Publications Manager When your child has food allergies, the start of a new school year can seem scary. It might feel overwhelming as you’re trying to gather different resources and think of questions to ask. Here are some read more …

Navigating Amusement Parks with Food Allergies

by Rachel Hayden, Mom vs. Food Allergy Summertime and food allergies can be especially difficult to navigate, particularly because it can be such a spontaneous time of year. At times I feel that it is harder to manage than during winter holidays. Spontaneity read more …

Food Allergy Friends: Cultivating Your Support Network

by Tami PylesIt was the 101st day of kindergarten, my daughter came home in tears because no one sat with her at the peanut-free table that day. It has happened only once, but I remember it vividly. I felt so helpless and sad for her. We talked a lot that read more …

Picnic Food Panic

by Tracy Bush, Nutrimom June is the wonderful time of year when the cold weather finally leaves us and our days are filled with fun, sun and food. How many of us begin to pack up our picnic baskets or join others for a cookout or barbeque? Food is the read more …

Planning Ahead for Allergy-Friendly Road Trips

by Kelly Roenicke It’s almost summer. For many of us, that means it’s time to pile the kids in the car and head out on a road trip! I remember the free and easy days before we had food allergies, when a spur of the moment road trip was no trouble read more …

How to Empower Kids & Have Fun in the Kitchen

by Sharon Wong I am honored to share with you a few ideas about how to empower kids with food allergies by teaching them how to cook and learn some practical skills to manage their food allergies.    I was an elementary school teacher before read more …

Prioritizing Self-Care in a Busy Food Allergy World

by Kristin Osborne The month of May is special because it honors moms across the country on Mother’s Day. It is even more special to me because I'm “Mom” to three boys with multiple life-threatening food allergies. In our world, daily life read more …

Managing Food Allergies at the Office

by Georgianna Dolan-Reilly, LMSWThe office environment can be a complex terrain for those of us with food allergies. We have to navigate the waters of the Kurig machine, the tables of food at birthdays and celebrations, and the inquiries about ordering in or read more …

Have You Heard of gr8box, Foods Free of the Top Eight Allergens

by Terri Jordan, Founder & CEO of gr8box Several years ago I was diagnosed with multiple food allergies, food sensitivities, and food allergy-induced asthma. I am extremely grateful to my close friend for convincing me to get tested for food allergies read more …

Advocating Made Simple – Small Steps to Creating a Safer World

by Daniella Knell ‘Food Allergy Awareness Week, 2005’ lit a food allergy advocacy fire in me which I didn’t know existed. At the time, I was living in Utah and the local food allergy network group had put out a request to all members asking read more …

What I Wish Every Teenager Knew

by Brianna Hobbs Last November, I attended the Food Allergy Blogger Conference in Denver. During the opening ceremony, we had a moment of silence for those who had died from adverse food allergy reactions over the past year. During the moment of silence, we read more …

Caregivers and Food Allergies: How to Enjoy Your Time Away

by Tami Pyles The words “date night” for most parents evoke feelings of excitement and romance, but when you are the parents of a child with food allergies, leaving your little one for the evening can be downright scary. Placing your child in the read more …

Valentine's Day Tips

by Kelly Rudnicki, The Food Allergy Mama and FAACT Board Member Parents of children with food allergies live by a different rulebook when it comes to dealing with holidays such as Valentine’s Day at school. They can’t eat the treats served to read more …

Awesomeness with Megan's Minestrone

by Megan, Owner of AllergyAwesomeness.com We all have days where we would NEVER want company to see what we’re eating for dinner. Those nights where you’re having cold cereal in your sweats, or some leftovers you’re not sure how long read more …

FAACT Initiatives for 2016

by Eleanor Garrow-Holding, FAACT President & CEOHappy New Year! I am so excited to be starting 2016 with FAACT’s leadership team and all of you. FAACT had a successful 2015, and we are excited about the programs and initiatives we have planned for read more …