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It’s Off (Gulp) to Kindergarten

The start of kindergarten is bittersweet for most parents. On one hand, we’re excited for the new experiences that await our youngsters as they begin their school careers; at the same time, we mourn the passing of the baby years. How quickly they grow up. While our first-born child, Julian, is now in university, I […]

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Who’s Watching Lunch?

Alarm bells went off for Sarah Cameron* that day in 2008 when her 8-year-old daughter came home from school in a state of high agitation. There had been an incident during lunch break. The girl recounted how one of two Grade 6 monitors supervising the kids in her classroom had ordered her to sit at […]

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Schools and Allergies Resource Hub – U.S.

Allergic Living’s exclusive School Tools, including articles, action plans and more

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Food in the Class

Food in the Classroom

THE PIZZA day. The monthly birthday cake. Treats from the teacher for a job well done. Those holiday celebrations. The dad with the MBA using spreadsheet skills to organize the preschool snack schedule. The amount of food the average child comes in contact with at the modern school is several times what his 30- or […]

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Food Allergy Backlash Boards the Bus

From blogs to the press to esteemed medical journals, those who support anaphylaxis policies in schools are being branded as “hysterical” or “fearful” or even needing to “feel special”. Exceptional anxiety is portrayed as the rule. AL bites into: why critics love to hate food allergy. IT DOES sound, if not “hysterical,” then at least […]

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Off to College – with Food Allergies

University is a time of great transition, especially for food allergic students navigating meal plans, shared kitchens and pub nights. Allergic Living examines how prepared students – and institutions – are to handle this brave new reality. It was a lazy afternoon in the residence common room – students were studying for classes, watching TV […]

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