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When a United Airlines flight crew said they wouldn’t make an announcement to passengers that Lianne Mandelbaum’s son, Joshua, would be flying on board with a peanut allergy, they didn’t know who they were messing with. The angered mother found another way home and soon launched a petition on the website Care2 urging airlines to […]
Mennett Lee, who holds a masters of education degree, founded the Food Allergy Education Network and spent many years advocating for children with food allergies from her town of Branford, Connecticut. She and fellow volunteers provided educational resources on food allergies to families, schools and local communities.
Her story is humbling. Two sons with multiple food allergies, and the younger has a host of other medical issues.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have released the long-awaited school food allergy guidelines.
When parents hand their children with food allergies over to the school system, they hope there will be someone like school nurse Cathy Owens around, setting anaphylaxis policy and ensuring kids are safe. Owens has been passionate about anaphylaxis ever since the star of her school’s drama program came into her office struggling to breathe. […]
Karen Harris, President and Founder Food Allergy Kids of Atlanta To look at the activities and accomplishments of the non-profit Food Allergy Kids of Atlanta (FAKA), you’d think a full-time staff was running the operation. There are regular support group meetings, the organizing of food-free events for occasions like Easter and Halloween, and seminars and […]
Lisa Rutter, Founder, No Nuts Moms Group When Lisa Rutter discovered her 3-year-old had life-threatening food allergies to peanuts and tree nuts, she felt overwhelmed and fearful. Play dates became a minefield of potential cross-contamination, and she gave up going. But Rutter wasn’t one to become a recluse with her child. Instead, she reached out […]
For the U.S. version of this article, click here. When you have celiac disease, you have to follow a gluten-free diet to stay healthy. But with gluten found in so many products on a store’s shelves, how do you know what is safe and what isn’t? The good news is, in Canada, there are regulations […]