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College to Career with Food Allergies

I am currently in the midst of my last semester of my MBA in Healthcare Management at the University of Connecticut! Throughout my healthcare courses, I have gained a greater passion for the clinical aspect of the healthcare industry. I am eager to learn more about patient care.

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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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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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Need a Top 8 Free Dip this Thanksgiving?

Need a Top 8 Free Dip this Thanksgiving?

by Shahla Rashid When my daughter, now five, was diagnosed with life threatening food allergies at the age of 2, one of the foods we missed dearly was hummus. She is contact allergic to tahini. Like many parents of

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Do You Know How to Navigate through FAACT’s Education Resource Center?

Do You Know How to Navigate through FAACT’s Education Resource Center?

Did you know that FAACT has a HUGE, FREE printable resource section on their website? And, ALL of the resources and programs are FREE and downloadable for print! Wondering what you can find in this comprehensive area?

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

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

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

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,

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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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