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Blog Entries - tag: 'School'

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 …

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, full of questions about teacher-student read more …

Celebrating Safely

by Tami PylesIt happens frequently at our house - a brightly colored envelope arrives in the mailbox or spills out of a school bag. I know exactly what it is before my daughter rips into it- another party invitation. Excitement ensues as my child reads the read more …

How Do You Celebrate Food Allergy Awareness Month?

The entire month of May is Food Allergy Awareness Month with the bulk of the activities and special events taking place during Food Allergy Awareness Week, May 14-20, 2017. When we hear about food allergy awareness week proclamations from our local and state read more …

Allergy Sufferer vs. Allergy Advocate – Empowering Our Kids to Take Charge of Their Challenges

by Daniella Knell April is one of my favorite times of year because I am prepping to present food allergy awareness classes during Food Allergy Awareness Week in May. As my kids get older and older, my focus switches to getting them and their food allergy 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 …

Advocating Made Simple – Small Steps to Creating a Safer World

by Daniella Knell ‘Food Allergy Awareness Week, 2005’ lit a food allergy advocacy fire in me which I didn’t know existed. At the time, I was living in Utah and the local food allergy network group had put out a request to all members asking read more …

FAACT Initiatives for 2016

by Eleanor Garrow-Holding, FAACT President & CEOHappy New Year! I am so excited to be starting 2016 with FAACT’s leadership team and all of you. FAACT had a successful 2015, and we are excited about the programs and initiatives we have planned for 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 …

Educating Children About Food Allergies - Four Key Points

by Kyle Dine Gradually give more info It’s important that children know that allergic reactions are dangerous. But it’s important to be careful how much info you provide given the child’s age. Sometimes saying that you would “need 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 …

When Embracing Positivity is Hard

by Kathy Thornburg I am all in favor of promoting positivity when it comes to living with food allergies. I don't want for my son to feel his life is limited or that he has less worth because of his medical and dietary needs. That is why I strive to have fun read more …

New FAACT and ACAAI Campaign Seeks to Close the Gap on Food Allergy Diagnosis and Management Awareness

by Eleanor Garrow-Holding, FAACT President & CEO Food allergy management is in the news and discussed on social media more than ever. That’s good news for people living with food allergies, because the more friends and family members they have read more …

Protecting Children's Lives . . . One Meal at a Time

By Grennan Sims, RD, LDDistrict Dietitian, Hickman Mills C-1 School DistrictKansas City, MO In school kitchens across America, nutrition professionals read and re-read hundreds of food labels. They practice and implement cross-contact prevention strategies read more …

Love Remembers Day: What It Means For All

A little over 10 years ago, I remember being a happy mom, feeling so fortunate to have my three children. My oldest had asthma concerns in his younger years but had stabilized well and life seemed good. Suddenly, in an instant, things got scary, very scary. read more …

Grocery Shopping with Food Allergies

by Natascia Simone, FAACT Young Adult/College Advisory Council Hello, everyone! I am back at school for my last semester of college! Time truly flies by, especially when I am always planning. Planning what I am going to eat has become a part of my life, and read more …

FAACT Initiatives for 2015

Happy New Year! I am so excited to be starting 2015 with FAACT’s extended leadership team. These talented professionals and dedicated activists will expand our education, communication, and marketing abilities, which is critical to achieving our mission read more …

"I Am Living the Dream!"

by Katherine Schug, FAACT Teen Advisory Council Member During FAACT’s Teen Conference in Chicago two weeks ago, I learned about self-empowerment and “rewriting my script.” I started the magical weekend with a powerful presentation from read more …

FAACT CEO Excited To Share Our Food Allergy Conferences with YOU!

FAACT’s upcoming Food Allergy Conferences provide a full day of educational sessions led by leading medical professionals and food allergy advocates. Each conference offers education and support for parents, grandparents, school personnel, read more …

FAACT is Proud to Introduce AllergyHome: Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Awareness and Education Resources for the Entire School Community

by Michael Pistiner MD, MMSc When our children get on the bus or get dropped of for school we rely on our school communities to care for their safety and self esteems.  Managing food allergies and anaphylaxis in school is critical.  Effective food read more …