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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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Traveling with Food Allergies

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

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FAACT’s Teal Pumpkin Painting Party with Miss Haven County

FAACT’s Teal Pumpkin Painting Party with Miss Haven County

by Natascia Simone, Miss Haven County 2017 and FAACT Advocate Halloween is TODAY, and the food allergy community would love to be in on the fun! As Miss New Haven County, I, Natascia Simone, am part of the Miss

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What I Wish Every Teenager Knew

What I Wish Every Teenager Knew

by Brianna Hobbs Last November, I attended the Food Allergy Blogger Conference in Denver. During the opening ceremony, we had a moment of silence for those who had died from adverse food allergy reactions over the past

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My Camp TAG Experience

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

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What Camp TAG Means to Me

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

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College and Food Allergies

College and Food Allergies

by Elyse HahneExcitement is in the air as college is in the mind of many high school seniors. The thought of high school almost over is a huge accomplishment and college seems so far away. Being away from parents is

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New Campaign Aims to Bring Awareness to Accurate Food Allergy Diagnosis, Management

New Campaign Aims to Bring Awareness to Accurate Food Allergy Diagnosis, Management

Q&A with Eleanor Garrow-Holding, FAACT President & CEO Last week, the Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Connection Team (FAACT) and American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (ACAAI) launched a new public service

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