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Blog Entries - tag: 'Food'

Is Your Child Off to College?

by Caroline Moassessi College acceptances are complete and now it is peanut-treenut-milk-egg-wheat-soy-fish-shellfish free and other allergens crunch time! The pedal is about to hit the metal and the last twelve years of learning, growing and empowering will read more …

How Do You Celebrate Food Allergy Awareness Month?

The entire month of May is Food Allergy Awareness Month with the bulk of the activities and special events taking place during Food Allergy Awareness Week, May 14-20, 2017. When we hear about food allergy awareness week proclamations from our local and state read more …

Food-Free Mother's Day

by Tracy Bush, Nutrimom - Food Allergy Liaison Mother’s Day - the single day of the year when mom should be spoiled, pampered, fussed over and made to feel as if her feet should not touch the ground. All mothers love to feel treasured but what happens read more …

Allergy Sufferer vs. Allergy Advocate – Empowering Our Kids to Take Charge of Their Challenges

by Daniella Knell April is one of my favorite times of year because I am prepping to present food allergy awareness classes during Food Allergy Awareness Week in May. As my kids get older and older, my focus switches to getting them and their food allergy read more …

Traveling with Food Allergies

by William Antony, FAACT Teen Advisory Council Member When asked to write a blog about living with multiple, life-threatening food allergies from the perspective of a 17-year-old boy, I jumped at the chance. There are so many misconceptions about food read more …

EVERYTHING CHOWDER (Gluten, Dairy, Egg, Soy, Peanut & Tree Nut-Free; Top-8-Free)

by Megan, Owner of AllergyAwesomeness.com It has been in the single digits here in Utah and saying I hate the cold is a complete understatement. The one way I try to stay warm is with lots of hot cocoa, staying inside whenever absolutely possible and read more …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Making the Holidays Sweeter & Safer

by Stacey Stratton, FAACT's Publication ManagerWith the Holidays quickly approaching, you might be searching for allergy-friendly ideas to bake or take to family gatherings. I’ve rounded up some helpful ways you can make the holidays sweeter & read more …

Preparing for the Holidays with Food Allergies

Guest Blog for The National Peanut Board by Eleanor Garrow-Holding Eleanor Garrow-Holding, president & CEO of FAACT, shares her tips on traveling and eating in/out while successfully managing food allergies during this holiday season.  Holiday read more …

College and Food Allergies

by Elyse HahneExcitement is in the air as college is in the mind of many high school seniors. The thought of high school almost over is a huge accomplishment and college seems so far away. Being away from parents is just an idea and then BOOM! It hits you read more …

A Family Vacation - and A Lesson in Hospitality

by Sue Harrison Our family vacation was planned for February, and all I could think about was, “How can I travel to Mexico with a cumin recall? What will Dante eat on the flights since we have a layover?” My mind was filled with questions as I read more …

Halloween with Food Allergies

by Natascia Simone, FAACT College/Young Adult Advisory Council Hello Everyone! It’s that time of year again! The time of year that is meant for apple picking, pumpkin carving, but most importantly, Trick-or-Treating! Halloween is this week, and it is read more …

Dating with Food Allergies

By Natascia Simone, FAACT College/Young Adult Council Member How many of you (or your teens) are afraid to talk about food allergies with a person you just started dating? I think almost everyone is raising their hand to that question. It’s true! read more …

Traveling with Food Allergies

by Natascia Simone, FAACT Youth/College Advisory Member Hello everyone. It has been a while since I have posted a blog, but that’s because I was out of the country for almost two months! What a rewarding experience. I had the opportunity to study read more …

Introducing Sloane Miller, Allergic Girl

by Sloane Miller, MFA, MSW, LMSWAuthor of Allergic Girl: Adventures in Living Well with Food Allergies (Wiley, 2011) I was born with food allergies. I developed asthma, environmental allergies, and eczema in childhood. Currently, I successfully manage read more …

Dining Out with Food Allergies

by Natascia Simone, FAACT College/Young Adult Council Member Food Allergy Awareness Week was a great success! I posted flyers all around my town in different restaurants and schools. I also was given the opportunity to speak to a middle school about food read more …

Living With Food Allergies - Food Allergy Awareness Week!

by Natascia Simone, FAACT College/Young Adult Council Member In celebration of “Food Allergy Awareness Week,” I am introducing my new blog and promoting FAAW in my community. My name is Natascia Simone, and I am competing for Miss Connecticut in read more …

Time to Wear Teal!

By Emery Gewirtz, FAACT Teen Advisory Council MemberAllergic to dairy, fish, and shellfish          Pretty soon my wardrobe will consist of a lot of teal. Yes, of course, I mean that I will be sporting the read more …

Living a Sweet Life With Food Allergies

By Lori Sandler, Founder of Divvies A revised excerpt from The Divvies Bakery Cookbook – NO NUTS, NO EGGS, NO DAIRY – Just Delicious!(St. Martin’s Press) Celebrations bring friends and family together.  Everyone bearing tins and read more …

Finding Food Allergy Answers in Traditional Chinese Medicine

By Yael Kozar, Food Allergy Advocate If you are interested in complementary and alternative therapies, you may want to read Food Allergies: Traditional Chinese Medicine, Western Science, and the Search for a Cure, by Henry Ehrlich. The bookdescribes the work read more …

Food Allergy Bloggers Conference: A great event for everyone living with and writing about food allergies

by Jenny Sprague Planning is underway for the Second Annual Food Allergy Bloggers Conference, which will be held again in Las Vegas at the South Point Hotel and Casino September 26-28, 2014. We were so pleased with the outpouring of support we received read more …

Nut Free Wok: Allergy Aware Asian Fare

Posted on: February 6, 2014 7:00 pm
Tags: Food-allergy, Allergy-awareness, Anaphylaxis, Education, Recipes, Food, Asian-fare, Nutfree-wok,
By Sharon Wong I am proud to share with FAACT my new blog, “Nut Free Wok: Allergy Aware Asian Fare." As a food allergy mom since 2006, the one thing I kept hearing from fellow parents is, “If there is one thing I really miss, it’s Asian read more …