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Blog Entries - tag: 'Teens'

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

FAACT Sponsored Another Fabulous FABlogCon in Denver!

Just last weekend food allergy caregivers, advocates, food allergy bloggers and more gathered to unite together at The Food Allergy Bloggers Conference in Denver, Colorado. The first FAB Conference was held in 2013 and has quickly become one of the most read more …

How to Empower Kids & Have Fun in the Kitchen

by Sharon Wong I am honored to share with you a few ideas about how to empower kids with food allergies by teaching them how to cook and learn some practical skills to manage their food allergies.    I was an elementary school teacher before read more …

What I Wish Every Teenager Knew

by Brianna Hobbs Last November, I attended the Food Allergy Blogger Conference in Denver. During the opening ceremony, we had a moment of silence for those who had died from adverse food allergy reactions over the past year. During the moment of silence, we read more …

My Camp TAG Experience

When my Mom told me about Camp TAG in Big Bear, California, I was excited to go to a summer camp where my worries about my food allergies wouldn’t go to camp with me. On my first day at camp, I met many new and interesting people. I met kids with food read more …

College and Food Allergies

by Elyse HahneExcitement is in the air as college is in the mind of many high school seniors. The thought of high school almost over is a huge accomplishment and college seems so far away. Being away from parents is just an idea and then BOOM! It hits you 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 …

Join Kyle Dine at FAACT's Teen Conference in Chicago, October 24-26th!

Kyle Dine knows food allergies. He is allergic to peanut, tree nuts, egg, and mustard. He turned his life-threatening food allergies into a career in music and education, working to empower youth and pass along the message that food allergies are manageable. read more …

Dating with Food Allergies

By Natascia Simone, FAACT College/Young Adult Council Member How many of you (or your teens) are afraid to talk about food allergies with a person you just started dating? I think almost everyone is raising their hand to that question. It’s true! 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 …

Living With Food Allergies - Food Allergy Awareness Week!

by Natascia Simone, FAACT College/Young Adult Council Member In celebration of “Food Allergy Awareness Week,” I am introducing my new blog and promoting FAAW in my community. My name is Natascia Simone, and I am competing for Miss Connecticut in read more …

Time to Wear Teal!

By Emery Gewirtz, FAACT Teen Advisory Council MemberAllergic to dairy, fish, and shellfish          Pretty soon my wardrobe will consist of a lot of teal. Yes, of course, I mean that I will be sporting the read more …