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Blog Entries - tag: 'Know-the-faacts'

Why Should Your Child Wear 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 this preparedness is key to keeping our read more …

Navigating the Emotional Seas of Food Allergies: One Parent’s Journey Towards Resilience

by Tamara Hubbard, MA, LCPC As a parent, there are days that are etched in your mind forever. The day your children were born. Their first words. Their first steps. Their first days of school. But when you’re the parent of a child with food allergies, read more …

5 Things to Do for the End of School

by Stacey Stratton, FAACT’s Director of Publications The end of the school year can bring excitement to the children and relief to the parents. Maybe your school was great working with you and your child’s food allergy, or maybe there were a few read more …

Food Allergies & Field Trips

by Stacey Stratton, FAACT’s Director of Publications If your child’s school is planning a field trip, be sure to find out the answers to these 5 things:When, Where, How, What, and Who. By discussing these questions, you’ll help everyone read more …

FAACT, ACAAI, NPB Partner on Early Intro to Peanut

Video Series, Website Helps Parents Introduce Peanuts Early to Prevent Allergy Actor, director, entrepreneur and father Justin Baldoni partners with the National Peanut Board to encourage parents to follow new peanut introduction guidelines following read more …

Vitality Bowls Rallies Communities in Support of Food Allergy Awareness

National Superfood Café Raises Awareness, Funds for Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Connection Team SAN RAMON, Calif. – Fueled by the desire to spread knowledge of food allergies, Vitality Bowls is spearheading a campaign to shed light on food read more …

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 “safe”, but you might also have to be read more …

College to Career with Food Allergies

by Natascia Simone, FAACT Spokesperson 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 read more …

New Research Results from American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology / World Allergy Organization Joint Congress

FAACT President and CEO, Eleanor Garrow-Holding, and Vice President of Development and Programs, Julie Forrest, attended the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology (AAAAI)/World Allergy Organization (WAO) Joint Congress in Orlando, Florida from read more …

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, worrisome and challenging, especially when your 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 …

2017 American College of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology Updates

FAACT attended the annual meeting of the American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology in Boston – one of the nation’s leading associations for medical care professionals working on allergies and asthma. “It was a great opportunity to read more …

FAACT's Halloween Safety Tips

by Cindy Gordon, FAACT’s Communication Manager Halloween can easily become a daunting holiday to celebrate for food allergy families. But you can change this! With a little education and prep work your children with food allergies can enjoy a safe and read more …

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? Let’s take a peak! To start, you read more …

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 question truthfully, their answer would be, read more …

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 already had meetings with the school or read more …

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 this preparedness is key to keeping our read more …

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 of learning, growing and empowering will read more …

Food-Free Mother's Day

by Tracy Bush, Nutrimom - Food Allergy Liaison Mother’s Day - the single day of the year when mom should be spoiled, pampered, fussed over and made to feel as if her feet should not touch the ground. All mothers love to feel treasured but what happens read more …

How to Thank a Food Allergy Caregiver

by Rachel Hayden, Author of Mom vs. Food Allergy Blog and Support Group Leader Raising a child with food allergies cannot be done alone. It just can’t. Without having a tribe of caring friends and caregivers surrounding you, keeping a food allergy read more …

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 so many misconceptions about food read more …

Allergy-Friendly Ways for Celebrating Valentine’s Day

by Stacey Stratton and Cindy Gordon The spread of teal at Halloween is helping provide allergy-friendly options for children with food allergies. With your help, food allergy awareness can be brought to other holidays too! Valentine’s day has lots of read more …

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 and preparation. You are your child's 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 …

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 kid-friendly resources back then to bring the read more …

Back-to-School Tips to Help Create a Safer and Smoother Transition into the New School Year

by Stacey Stratton, FAACT Publications Manager When your child has food allergies, the start of a new school year can seem scary. It might feel overwhelming as you’re trying to gather different resources and think of questions to ask. Here are some read more …

Keeping It Fun with Food Allergies

by Keeley McGuireI often think we as food allergy parents take things harder than our children do. We worry for them, cry for them, fight for them. There are times I get upset if she’s left out of an event at school, while my daughter just shrugs her read more …

Back to School Means Accurate Food Allergy Diagnosis and Management

LivingWithFoodAllergies.org serves as a resource to those seeking education and support Eleanor Garrow Holding, president & CEO of FAACT, shares her perspective on the purpose and importance of developing a proper food allergy diagnosis and management read more …