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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...

Enjoying Life with Enjoy Life Foods

Enjoying Life with Enjoy Life Foods
Enjoy Life Foods has rebranded! What do you think of the new look?Over the past few years, we’ve seen a radical shift towards the color teal...

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...

Everything's Coming Up... Rotten

Everything's Coming Up... Rotten
Something in our world is changing. Our bodies are rejecting the food we eat. Even the experts don’t really know why. In January, Netflix debuted...

Top 40 Food Allergy Blog 2 Years Running!

Top 40 Food Allergy Blog 2 Years Running!
We're so grateful for your support!So far, 2018 has been the year of recognitions!For the second year in a row, I have been honored by being...

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...

Get Your Geek On: The Science Behind Food Allergy Testing

Get Your Geek On: The Science Behind Food Allergy Testing
Food testing is serious business. It’s also a large and growing one: the market for food testing kits was valued at $1.58 billion in 2016. That...

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...

VeganEgg Review

VeganEgg Review
When you go to a conference, expo, or some other event, there is typically vendors looking to get your attention on the next new product or...

A Look Behind the Label: How Food Manufacturers Prevent Allergen Cross-Contact

In an earlier post, we explored food allergy labeling laws and why many food products include “may contain” statements. To better understand the extent to which...

Do Waitstaff Create a False Sense of Security?

Do Waitstaff Create a False Sense of Security?
I’m often asked whether a consumer device that tests for unwanted ingredients in foods will give those with food allergies a false sense of security when...

Why the Thigh?

Why the Thigh?
Most people that carry epinephrine with them to treat serious allergic reaction will tell you they were given strict instructions to inject the needle into their...

What To Expect When You're Expecting... An Oral Food Challenge

This topic is pretty fresh in my mind as my daughter underwent an oral food challenge to macadamia nuts last week. In case you’re not familiar...

15 Ways to Keep Allergic Loved Ones Safe on Thanksgiving — And Always!

15 Ways to Keep Allergic Loved Ones Safe on Thanksgiving — And Always!
A Guide for the Family of the Food Allergic If you have family coming for the holidays, there are always a lot of things to do....

Navigating Food Allergies as a Foreigner the SMART Way

I was born with numerous food allergies. Growing up in the ‘60s and ‘70s with life-threatening food allergies was incredibly rare, as were the means to...