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Blog Entries - tag: 'Summer'

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 …

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 …

What Camp TAG Means to Me

As I ended my fifth year at Camp TAG, three of my campers ran up behind me to give me a hug. “See you next year, Emery!” one girl shouted as we embraced. I smiled, because a year wouldn’t really be that long. A year is not long when the read more …

My Camp TAG Experience

When my Mom told me about Camp TAG in Big Bear, California, I was excited to go to a summer camp where my worries about my food allergies wouldn’t go to camp with me. On my first day at camp, I met many new and interesting people. I met kids with food read more …

Three Tips for Surviving the Summer with Food Allergies

by Lauren Kossack I’ve always loved summer, but now that I’m a mom with school-aged children, my love for summer has grown as I cherish the time I get to spend with my boys. Each day is filled with so many possibilities. I love sitting around the read more …

Take A Vacation With Food Allergies, Not From Them

by Tracy Bush  I think it’s safe to say that if you mention the word “vacation” to a food allergy parent, most of them will immediately get that deer-in-headlights look. For most parents of kids with food allergies, taking a vacation 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 …

Vacationing WITHOUT your Food-Allergic Kids? Basic tips can make this possibility a reality!

By Guest Blogger, Daniella Knell, Smart Allergy~Friendly Education (SAFE)  Vacationing with food-allergic kids can be challenging; at times, daunting. However, can you imagine going without them? Trusting others to make sure they don't eat read more …