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College Ready? Here Are Some Tips on How to Communicate About Your Food Allergies!

by Caroline Moassessi, FAACT’s Director of Community Engagement The adventure begins. You, the Class of 2020, made history as you finished your senior year digitally during a global pandemic. Made of grit,

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Emery G.

Mental Health Awareness Month: The Effects of PTSD & Food Allergies

by Emery Gewirtz, M.A., FAACT Director of Behavioral Health May is Mental Health Awareness Month AND Food Allergy Awareness Month. While it is a coincidence that these two important issues share a month of awareness,

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Compassion Blog

Compassion in a Time of Chaos: There is No Right Response

by Emery Gewirtz, M.A., FAACT’s Director of Behavioral Health This season is temporary, and so are these feelings. Still, while they may be temporary, and will not last forever, some days it may feel like they will.

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Lost Memories

The Lost Memories of Students in Transition: Where Do We Go from Here?

by Emery Gewirtz, M.A., FAACT's Director of Behavioral Health Amidst the coronavirus chaos, there is one forgotten group whose lives were taken out from under them. With little fanfare and no applause, these kids went

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COVID-19

FAACT's Resource Page on COVID-19

Updated 5/31/20 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

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Mighty

Mighty Jax to the Rescue!

by Laurie Margolis Dealing with food allergies is not easy. I know this firsthand. For the last 40 years, I have been severely allergic to peanut, tree nuts, coconut, shellfish, and soy. When I was a kid, there was not

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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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