Whether it’s a holiday meal or a class party, children with food allergies will sooner or later encounter scenarios where they cannot participate. These children would love to grab a cookie from the cookie jar or polish off a chunk of birthday cake, but they dare not because of food allergies. The psychological aspect of ‘fear of food’ reaches far beyond their physical health. A food allergic child’s emotional well-being is equally important and often not given adequate consideration. Parents, caregivers, teachers must understand the need to nurture the hearts and souls of these special children, as well as their physical bodies.