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Blog Entries - 2017

Risk-Taking and Teens with Food Allergies

by Tiffany deSilva, MSW, LSW When you were a teenager, did your mother ever ask you the age-old question, “If all of your friends jumped off a bridge, would you jump, too?” If adolescents answered this question truthfully, their answer would be, read more …

Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts in Houston, SanAntonio, and More

Posted on: August 31, 2017 9:00 am
Tags: Food-allergy, Anaphylaxis, Allergy-awareness, Harvey, Hurricane, Shelter, Food, Bank, Food-bank, Relief, Effort,
Texas was hit very hard by Hurricane Harvey and the rain is still coming. San Antonio didn’t get much compared to other locations. Many of the people who have been evacuated from the coast are already in San Antonio. We are expecting 10,000 more read more …

The Food Allergy Parent’s #1 Back-to-School Tool: Educate, Educate, Educate!

by Alison Grace Johansen If you’re a food allergy parent like me, you’re undoubtedly in full back-to-school preparation mode. You’ve probably been planning for quite a while now. Whether we’ve already had meetings with the school or read more …

How Can Parents Best Partner with a School to Insure Their Child’s Food Allergies are Managed Safely and Successfully?

For anyone sending a child off to school, it can be exciting, worrisome and challenging, especially when your child has a food allergy. Most parents are focused on the educational aspects of their child’s school, full of questions about teacher-student read more …

Why Should Your Child Wear A Medical ID?

Does your food allergic child wear a medical ID? Here is the importance and positives of why they should. We have our emergency action plan, a trusted allergist, and always carry two epinephrine auto injectors. All this preparedness is key to keeping our read more …

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 …

Celebrating Safely

by Tami PylesIt happens frequently at our house - a brightly colored envelope arrives in the mailbox or spills out of a school bag. I know exactly what it is before my daughter rips into it- another party invitation. Excitement ensues as my child reads the 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 …

If Emergency Strikes, Will You Be Prepared?

By Tami Pyles We stared at the TV watching the ominous red blob inch closer and closer to our area. There was no doubt a major storm was headed our way. The weatherman encouraged everyone to take cover and prepare for a long evening with potentially damaging read more …

How to Thank a Food Allergy Caregiver

by Rachel Hayden, Author of Mom vs. Food Allergy Blog and Support Group Leader Raising a child with food allergies cannot be done alone. It just can’t. Without having a tribe of caring friends and caregivers surrounding you, keeping a 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 …

Allergy-Friendly Ways for Celebrating Valentine’s Day

by Stacey Stratton and Cindy Gordon The spread of teal at Halloween is helping provide allergy-friendly options for children with food allergies. With your help, food allergy awareness can be brought to other holidays too! Valentine’s day has lots of read more …

How to Effectively Communicate with your Child’s Teacher and School Administration When Managing Food Allergies

by Kristin Osborne, Founder of Virginia Food Allergy Advocates When it comes to managing food allergies at school, it is important to articulate your child’s needs at the earliest opportunity, and with thought and preparation. You are your child's read more …

KALÉO Announces AUVI-Q Will Return on Valentine's Day with New AffordAbility Access Program

AUVI-Q will be available by prescription nationwide on Valentine's Day, February 14, 2017! Kaléo launches AUVI-Q AffordAbility, a first-of-its-kind access program and commitment for AUVI-Q: o More than 200 million Americans with commercial insurance, 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 …

New Guidelines Show How to Introduce Peanut-containing Foods to Reduce Allergy Risk

From American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (ACAAI) ARLINGTON HEIGHTS (January 5, 2017) – The wait is over for parents who’ve been wanting to know how and when to introduce peanut-containing foods to their read more …