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Long recognized for their allergy accommodations, Walt Disney World and Disneyland, just got even friendlier. In April, Disney began unveiling new allergy-friendly menus at some of its restaurants at its Orlando and Anaheim resorts and parks. These menus clearly state what everything from appetizers to mains and desserts are “free from” among most top allergens […]
Bullying is damaging for anyone to endure, but when students are bullied because of their food allergies, the consequences can be life-threatening. Whether it’s carrying an epinephrine auto-injector in a visible location, or constantly reminding people about your food allergy, this condition can make it difficult to blend in, explained Dylan Brennan, who is now […]
The Mayo Clinic’s celiac guru talks about going gluten-free, who should screen for celiac, and his new book.
When an allergy mom makes a food error, the guilt is all consuming. Can we ever get past the self-blame?
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have released the long-awaited school food allergy guidelines.
For Canadian To-Do List, click here. Before Arriving ✓ As a first step, check the dining sections of the colleges’ websites. Often there will be a page that talks about food allergies and gives contact information for the food services manager or dietitian – a good sign. ✓ We recommend visiting potential institutions before selecting the student’s […]
See also: Bees/Wasps | Mosquitos Ants may be most notorious for raiding picnics, but when it comes to the remarkably industrious insects, people with allergies have more than their sandwiches and salads to worry about. Some ants carry a fiery sting; others can take a serious bite out of your home; and ant baits can […]
See also: Bees/Wasps | Ants In summer, people are itching to get outside; but it doesn’t take long before they find themselves coming back in with a different kind of itch: mosquito bites. But both the annoying bites and the products we use to prevent them can spell trouble for people with allergies or sensitivity […]
We’ve seen her acting chops in many roles – from the movie Crash to the TV shows Blue Bloods and the former Spin City. But now we’re getting to know Jennifer Esposito in close-up, as a member of the celiac disease community. After many years of doctor visits and symptoms from stomachaches to frightening panic […]