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Keeping It Fun with Food Allergies

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

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Educating Children About Food Allergies - Four Key Points

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.

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Back to School Means Accurate Food Allergy Diagnosis and Management

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

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When Embracing Positivity is Hard

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

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

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

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

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

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Love Remembers Day: What It Means For All

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

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Grocery Shopping with Food Allergies

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

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FAACT Initiatives for 2015

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,

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"I Am Living the Dream!"
Heidi Willins (left) & Katherine Schug (right)

"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

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