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7 Tips to Help You Let Go of Food Allergy Fears & Anxiety

It’s time to warm up to the idea of experiencing life with food allergies. My friend Melanie* was traumatized by her son Nick’s reaction to a peanut butter cookie at 18 months. Although the allergist never recommended it, they completely avoided activities like birthday parties, football games and visiting relatives. Melanie even hired a sitter when she went to the grocery store […]

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Summer 2016 – U.S. Edition

To see the Canadian edition click here. Sarah Jessica Parker: The popular actress opens up about raising a teenage son with food allergy. Features: Road Trip Challenge – 1 car, 4 kids + 10 allergies; Brewing Gluten-Free Beer; Non-classic celiac symptoms & diagnosis; How Olympian fencer Aldo Montano manages life with a dairy allergy. News:  Peanut in […]

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7 Parenting Tips for Handling Teen Food Allergy Management

It’s not easy to hand over food allergy management to your moody, eye-rolling teenager. Here’s some crucial advice for the transition. My mind raced when I spied white residue on the living room coffee table where our teenager plays video games. Were my food allergy concerns about to be trumped by substance abuse? Bracing for the worst, I picked up a crumpled brown bag […]

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Food Allergies and the Good Enough Mother

When an allergy mom makes a food error, the guilt is all consuming. Can we ever get past the self-blame?

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Exclude the Treats, Not the Allergic Child at School

Birthday cupcakes, pizza parties, candy rewards and holiday celebrations. Not a week goes by without some kind of edible treat in the classroom. For some, the solution is the “safe snack box”, a stash of safe snacks that parents of an allergic child will provide for times when unsafe food is served in the classroom. I’ve never been a fan. At my house, if we have […]

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