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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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Nanny Jo Frost Tours America, and Helps Spread Allergy Awareness

Nanny’s Thurs. Feb. 11 episode on UpTV network deals with anaphylaxis.

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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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Food Allergy: 5 Steps to Get From Horrified to Hopeful

“Your son has more than a dozen food allergies. Some are life-threatening.” It has been more than a decade since I heard those disturbing words, uttered by one of the country’s leading pediatric allergists. In an instant, my life changed. Thoughts of every upcoming birthday, vacation and holiday flashed before me as impossible dreams. I had no idea how I could make a life […]

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