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Food Allergy Advocacy in Schools

Sending your child off to school is worrisome enough as a parent—but when your child has a food allergy, that anxiety amplifies. My daughter is highly allergic...
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How Kids view Food Challenges

How Kids view Food Challenges
I just discovered an artifact that spelled out my fears of a food challenge as a kid. And all because my 5th grade teacher made us...
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Navigating Food Allergies as a Teen

Navigating Food Allergies as a Teen
Most social gatherings as a teenager involve food. School dances involve going out to eat with your friends before the dance, and eating snacks during the...
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Elijah’s Echo

Elijah’s Echo
Elijah-Alavi Affiq Thomas SilveraJanuary 16, 2014 – November 3, 2017To members of the food allergy community, food allergy deaths are never easy to swallow. It’s doubly...
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FPIES: Not As Delicious As It Sounds

FPIES: Not As Delicious As It Sounds
From time to time, we like to write about the rarer forms of food allergy. We’ve covered  Eosinophilic Esophagitis, Oral Allergy Syndrome, and allergies to red meat and...
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When Food Allergies Undermine Authority

When Food Allergies Undermine Authority
A while back, I saw a question posed in a food allergy forum about discipline. The person was asking if food allergy parents ever have a...
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My Child Doesn't Have a Food Allergy... But Her Friends Do

My Child Doesn't Have a Food Allergy... But Her Friends Do
When my family moved to a new neighborhood five years ago, we quickly learned that our new neighbors’ oldest son had a severe peanut allergy. Our...
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The New Look of Don’t Go Nuts

The New Look of Don’t Go Nuts
We first discovered Don’t Go Nuts while on a family trip to Buffalo, New York. I was looking for Sunbutter and found a whole allergen-free section...
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Balancing Anxiety and Risk

Balancing Anxiety and Risk
How many times have your kids returned from the park with a cold? A lot? How many times have they returned with an allergic reaction?Don’t get...
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It Matters Who You Ask

It Matters Who You Ask
Four-year-old: Does that have egg or peanut?Another four-year-old: NoFour-year-old: Okay. (Accepts cracker)This actual conversation transpired nearly 5 years ago, between my son and his best preschool...
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Why using Allergens as a weapon in Peter Rabbit isn’t the same as other cartoon violence

Why using Allergens as a weapon in Peter Rabbit isn’t the same as other cartoon violence
The Peter Rabbit movie wasn’t something I wanted to see anyway. I’d seen a few previews and it looked to be full of the sort of...
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Have a #HeartTealHeart Talk about Food Allergies at School

Have a #HeartTealHeart Talk about Food Allergies at School
Valentine’s Day is another one of those holidays. A day when food allergy parents seek to balance the warm, fuzzy memories of our own Valentine parties with the...
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Brotherhood of the World Blogger Award

Brotherhood of the World Blogger Award
I was honored earlier this month to be nominated by the lovely Tracy Bush of Nutrimom fame for the Brotherhood of the World Blogger Award!  I’ve never done much...
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Understanding More, Fearing Less

Understanding More, Fearing Less
“Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.” –...
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Sending Your Child to School with a Food Allergy - Tips for Parents

10 Tips for Going Back to School with a Food Alllergyhttp://www.dairyfreegina.com/single-post/2017/08/14/Back-to-School-with-Food-Allergies---Tips-for-Parents
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