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Tips for Creating a “Safe” Easter That Your Child Will Enjoy and Remember

Tips for Creating a “Safe” Easter That Your Child Will Enjoy and Remember

by Stacey Stratton, FAACT’s Publications Manager Easter can be another concerning time for parents, who have children with food allergies. Not only do you have to watch that all the candy and food is

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Managing Your Child’s Food Allergies at School

Managing Your Child’s Food Allergies at School

by Lisa Musician, RD 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,

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Risk-Taking and Teens with Food Allergies

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

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Why Should Your Child Wear A Medical ID?

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

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Is Your Child Off to College?

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

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Celebrating Safely

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.

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If Emergency Strikes, Will You Be Prepared?

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

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

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

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10 Important Safety Reminders for Celebrating the Holidays from FAACT

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

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5 Creative Ways to Teach Children about Food Allergies

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

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