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College Ready? Here Are Some Tips on How to Communicate About Your Food Allergies!

by Caroline Moassessi, FAACT’s Director of Community Engagement The adventure begins. You, the Class of 2020, made history as you finished your senior year digitally during a global pandemic. Made of grit,

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College

Getting Ready for College: 5 Things You Can Do Right Now

by Caroline Moassessi, FAACT’s Director of Community Engagement        You said yes to the school of your dreams. Congratulations! Although these times are filled with uncertainty, one thing remains true: you

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Quarantine

Quarantining with Food Allergies

Life with food allergies got even more complicated when the COVID-19 pandemic hit. We have a few tips on staying safe. Shopping: Brands you know and trust may be hard to find in your local store. Check online for

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Compassion Blog

Compassion in a Time of Chaos: There is No Right Response

by Emery Gewirtz, M.A., FAACT’s Director of Behavioral Health This season is temporary, and so are these feelings. Still, while they may be temporary, and will not last forever, some days it may feel like they will.

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Emma S.

Why Camp TAG Is the Key to Confidence

by Emma Sorrentino, Camp TAG Teen Counselor I can very vividly remember all the days I sat alone at the peanut-free table in elementary school, but more specifically, I vividly remember the feeling of being isolated

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Susan Kelly

FAACT Welcomes New Members to the Leadership Team

Susan Kelly, BSN, RNVice President of Education When my second daughter was 14-months-old, I decided to feed her half of her older sister’s peanut butter and jelly sandwich for lunch. After a tiny bite of the

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ACAAI

Despite Reports of Shortages, Epinephrine Autoinjectors are Available

Allergists can teach patients how to use alternatives ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL – (July 10, 2019) – As parents start to plan for the upcoming school year, many are worried they won’t be

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Emergency Strikes

If Emergency Strikes, Will You Be Prepared?

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

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