Mennett Lee, who holds a masters of education degree, founded the Food Allergy Education Network and spent many years advocating for children with food allergies from her town of Branford, Connecticut. She and fellow volunteers provided educational resources on food allergies to families, schools and local communities.
Her story is humbling. Two sons with multiple food allergies, and the younger has a host of other medical issues.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have released the long-awaited school food allergy guidelines.
When parents hand their children with food allergies over to the school system, they hope there will be someone like school nurse Cathy Owens around, setting anaphylaxis policy and ensuring kids are safe. Owens has been passionate about anaphylaxis ever since the star of her school’s drama program came into her office struggling to breathe.… Read more »
Karen Harris, President and Founder Food Allergy Kids of Atlanta To look at the activities and accomplishments of the non-profit Food Allergy Kids of Atlanta (FAKA), you’d think a full-time staff was running the operation. There are regular support group meetings, the organizing of food-free events for occasions like Easter and Halloween, and seminars and… Read more »
Lisa Rutter, Founder, No Nuts Moms Group When Lisa Rutter discovered her 3-year-old had life-threatening food allergies to peanuts and tree nuts, she felt overwhelmed and fearful. Play dates became a minefield of potential cross-contamination, and she gave up going. But Rutter wasn’t one to become a recluse with her child. Instead, she reached out… Read more »
In Canada, there are regulations that require companies to declare gluten that is in a product.
The tricks to understanding package labels.
Research finds allergic rhinitis appears to reduce risk of heart attacks.
Whether you’re new to food allergies or have been dealing with them for years, figuring out what is and isn’t in the food you find at the grocery store can be daunting.