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Hunger for Change Inspired Gluten-Free, Allergy-Friendly Food Bank

Faced with a food bank with nothing for her food-allergic daughters, Emily Brown had a moment of despair – then got to work.

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Dating with Allergies: When a Kiss is Not Just a Kiss

Mary Fran Wiley relates the first time a smooch alarm went off for her. From the incident she learned that a romantic evening can still be about the couple, not just food restrictions.

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Young Filmmaker Brings Food Allergies to the Big Screen

Determined to change the world for those of us with food allergies, teenage filmmaker Jack Yanover shares the story behind the making of That Bites!  — his big screen, documentary on food allergies.

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Gluten-Free Muse: Celiac Disease Feeds My Art, Advocacy and Cooking

Growing up with celiac disease, Sema first learned that staying positive in the face of adversity is essential. That resilience now drives the teen’s inspiring advocacy and artistic work.

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The Allergic Girl Who Saved Her Own Birthday Party

When her 8th birthday party was cancelled due to a food allergy risks, Mirella dug deep, stayed positive, and celebrated in her own special way.

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Little Brother’s Fearless Food Allergy Advocate

Our son has become an outstanding advocate for his allergic little brother, and himself.

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Taking a Food-Allergic Child Out to the Big Game

Not even multiple allergies could stop this family of avid sports fans from going out to cheer on their baseball and football teams.

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When Culture Clashes With Food Allergies

Originally published in Allergic Living’s Winter 2014 magazine. My food allergies put me on a collision course with our big family and food-fueled traditions. Indian extended families are, well, extensive. And we’re loud. Aunts, uncles, cousins, grandparents, and everyone else once or twice removed can be expected at family functions. Once there, we enjoy giving advice (read: nagging) about marriage, school, career choices, […]

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First Date: One Girl, One Guy and His Multiple Allergies

Dating with multiple allergies may seem impossible, but sometimes love does conquer all. Read this mom’s heartfelt story of how two childhood friends refused to let allergies get in the way of a fairytale evening out.

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The Boy Behind Florida’s Food Allergy Bill

Cody Sklar helped to write a bill to make restaurants more food allergy-friendly before he was old enough to vote. Read about his inspirational story and journey to see the bill become law.

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