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Blog Entries - tag: 'Holiday'

Need a Top 8 Free Dip this Thanksgiving?

Posted on: November 15, 2017 5:00 pm
Tags: Food-allergy-blog, Blog, Allergy-awareness, Holiday, Recipes, Food, Support,
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 children living with food allergies, I was read more …

Increasing Allergy Safety while Enjoying Allergy-Friendly Sweets

by Stacey Stratton, FAACT’s Publications Manager The holidays are made for celebrating, and this usually includes lots of food and fun! Here are some of FAACT’s reminders and tips, as you prepare for the holiday season. Read EVERY Label EVERY read more …

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 holiday season. Remind your child read more …

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 America Scholarship Organization and my read more …

TIPS to Create a Safe & TEAL Halloween

by Stacey Stratton, FAACT’s Publications Manager Teal Pumpkins are such a great way to include children with food allergies and help them enjoy a “safe” and happy Halloween. Besides helping children with food allergies, it’s also read more …

Valentine's Day Tips

by Kelly Rudnicki, The Food Allergy Mama and FAACT Board Member Parents of children with food allergies live by a different rulebook when it comes to dealing with holidays such as Valentine’s Day at school. They can’t eat the treats served to read more …

Making the Holidays Sweeter & Safer

by Stacey Stratton, FAACT's Publication ManagerWith the Holidays quickly approaching, you might be searching for allergy-friendly ideas to bake or take to family gatherings. I’ve rounded up some helpful ways you can make the holidays sweeter & read more …

Preparing for the Holidays with Food Allergies

Guest Blog for The National Peanut Board by Eleanor Garrow-Holding Eleanor Garrow-Holding, president & CEO of FAACT, shares her tips on traveling and eating in/out while successfully managing food allergies during this holiday season.  Holiday read more …

A New Holiday Tradition

by Tanya O'Brien Why is it that so many holiday traditions center around food? Hot chocolate after sled riding or caroling. Baking and exchanging Christmas cookies. Family dinners, both for Thanksgiving and Christmas. This year, start a new family read more …

How Halloween is Opening the Door to Food Allergy Awareness

by Stacey Stratton, FAACT's Publications ManagerThis year, it’s not just the trick-or-treaters knocking, but opportunity is knocking too. Teal pumpkins are popping up on porches nationwide. Media, retail, and businesses are beginning to take notice and read more …

Celebrating with Food Allergies: Happy Easter!

by Sherri A. Svrcek, MA At every party there are two kinds of people – those who want to go home and those who don’t. The trouble is they are usually married to each other.  -Ann Landers It is inevitable. Life will go on, even after a food read more …

A Family Vacation - and A Lesson in Hospitality

by Sue Harrison Our family vacation was planned for February, and all I could think about was, “How can I travel to Mexico with a cumin recall? What will Dante eat on the flights since we have a layover?” My mind was filled with questions as I read more …

Holiday Safety Tips for Food Allergies

by Stacey Stratton, Guest BloggerCourtesy of Peanut-Free Zone Holiday gatherings are usually filled with family, friends – and food. Keep the fun and avoid potential dangers with these tips from Stacey Stratton, food allergy author and blogger. Dinner read more …

What Are You Thankful For?

by Eleanor Garrow-Holding, FAACT President & CEO Dear Friends of FAACT, What are you thankful for this year? I am thankful for all of you – my food allergy and anaphylaxis family, as well as FAACT’s team. We are all affected by and read more …

Halloween with Food Allergies

by Natascia Simone, FAACT College/Young Adult Advisory Council Hello Everyone! It’s that time of year again! The time of year that is meant for apple picking, pumpkin carving, but most importantly, Trick-or-Treating! Halloween is this week, and it is read more …

Introducing Sloane Miller, Allergic Girl

by Sloane Miller, MFA, MSW, LMSWAuthor of Allergic Girl: Adventures in Living Well with Food Allergies (Wiley, 2011) I was born with food allergies. I developed asthma, environmental allergies, and eczema in childhood. Currently, I successfully manage read more …

Vacationing WITHOUT your Food-Allergic Kids? Basic tips can make this possibility a reality!

By Guest Blogger, Daniella Knell, Smart Allergy~Friendly Education (SAFE)  Vacationing with food-allergic kids can be challenging; at times, daunting. However, can you imagine going without them? Trusting others to make sure they don't eat read more …

Take Heart: You CAN Celebrate Valentine's Day with Food Allergies

Posted on: February 4, 2014 1:00 pm
Tags: Education, Food-allergy, Allergy-awareness, Anaphylaxis, Holiday, Valentines-day,
Valentine’s Day is almost upon us, which generally means classroom parties and candy. For kids with food allergies, it can also mean danger – and a learning experience. Nicole Smith, FAACT Vice President of Government Relations, found that being a read more …