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How can I deal with a child who disobeys food allergy rules?

Q. I have a 5-year-old son who is allergic to dairy, egg, banana, peanuts and other tree nuts. At a recent party, I told him that he could not have a certain kind of cracker being served, as it would make him sick. He grabbed it anyway started to eat it. I made him spit […]

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Help the School ‘Get’ Food Allergies

Sometimes we hear of community resistance to food allergy accommodations. For instance, back in 2011, parents at one Florida school went so far as to hold protests  over the accommodations requested for a first grader with a peanut allergy. That uproar resonated with me because of a similar controversy in my district several years ago […]

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Allergy-Safe Halloween Treating

As a child, I couldn’t wait for Halloween. Transforming into a princess or superhero was thrilling, and the best part was coming home and dumping my loot onto the kitchen table. As a parent of a food-allergic son, however, I quickly realized that celebrating Halloween could pose a serious health risk. Still, I didn’t want […]

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An Allergic Marriage

Samantha Yaffe’s frank take on motherhood with allergies. “Did you ask them about the nuts?” I ask in what I consider a disarming tone, but which may, in retrospect, sound a bit bitchy. “Ya, I asked them and it’s fine,” he responds in a not-so reassuring tone that tells me he’s lying. I want to […]

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