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COVID-19

FAACT's Resource Page on COVID-19

Given the global spread of novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, we appreciate that these are uncertain and stressful times. The safety and health of all individuals is always the highest priority at FAACT. With

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Emma S.

Why Camp TAG Is the Key to Confidence

by Emma Sorrentino, Camp TAG Teen Counselor I can very vividly remember all the days I sat alone at the peanut-free table in elementary school, but more specifically, I vividly remember the feeling of being isolated

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Susan Kelly

FAACT Welcomes New Members to the Leadership Team

Susan Kelly, BSN, RNVice President of Education When my second daughter was 14-months-old, I decided to feed her half of her older sister’s peanut butter and jelly sandwich for lunch. After a tiny bite of the

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Is Your Child Off to College?

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

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Tamara Hubbard Blog

Tips for Locating an Allergy-Informed Counseling Provider

by Tamara Hubbard, MA, LCPC You realize your anxiety levels are rising to a level that impacts your daily life, and nothing you're doing seems to be helping. An anaphylactic reaction occurs, and now you can't stop

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Helping Kids with Food Allergies Build Self-Esteem

by Tamara Hubbard, MA, LCPC We're all familiar with the term self-esteem, but it can be hard to describe it in a concrete manner.  In the simplest of terms, self-esteem is a positive sense of

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Navigating Food Allergy Tragedies

Another food allergy-related tragedy recently populated our social media feeds. This story involved a teenage boy, all set to graduate high school, but suffered an anaphylactic reaction to walnuts days before

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Lisa Musician, RD, LDN

How Can Parents Best Partner with a School to Ensure Their Child’s Food Allergies are Managed Safely and Successfully?

by Lisa Musician, RD, LDN(Reshared from August 2017) 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

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Why Should Your Child Wear Medical ID?

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

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