Practical Parenting Tips for College Students with Food Allergies

From Guest Blogger AllerCuisine Going to college and moving away from home is a much-anticipated milestone for many young adults.  However, this transition can be particularly stressful for those with food allergies.  Likely the first extended period without direct parental supervision, they are in a position in which they must be fully responsible for managing their food allergy.   In…

My Life as a Food Allergy Dad

My Life as a Food Allergy Dad

Hello, Food Allergy Dads!  When my wife, the founder of the Food Allergy Institute, asked me to write about what it was like to be an allergy dad, I thought, what in the world would I talk about? Then I thought it might be worthwhile to share some of my experiences or, dare I say, “feelings” when our allergy warrior…

New Year, New You? ~ NOPE~

New Year, New You? ~ NOPE~

We can all agree that 2020 has been a new kind of hell and full of stress. So this will not be a blog telling you all of the ways you can make yourself over to make a new version of yourself in 2021! The Annual Stress in America survey, conducted by the American Psychological Association, shows it is not…

Thanksgiving During the Pandemic by Looking Beyond Food

Thanksgiving During the Pandemic by Looking Beyond Food

If you’re like my family, you’re probably wondering what the holidays will look like in 2020. Celebrating Thanksgiving during the pandemic is already a challenge–and that’s before you factor in raising children with food allergies! I’ve said it before, but Thanksgiving is not all about the food. In a year where many long-standing holiday traditions are either going to be…

Anaphylaxis at School: A Teacher’s Perspective

Anaphylaxis at School: A Teacher’s Perspective

Food allergy anxiety is something that teachers, as well as food allergic students and their families, need to address when planning safe and inclusive activities. It has been a busy couple of weeks with standardized testing, so I wanted to do something special for my class kids.  What better way to let loose and blow off some steam than to…

Anaphylaxis at School: A Child’s Perspective

Anaphylaxis at School: A Child’s Perspective

As a parent of a child with food allergies, it feels as if stress and anxiety come with the territory.   Living with the constant threat to your child’s life can feel downright debilitating at times.  Despite our relentless persistence to carry the burden on our own, the effect a food allergy diagnosis has on our child is simply unavoidable. …

Overcoming Food Allergy Fears: A Parent’s Perspective

Overcoming Food Allergy Fears: A Parent’s Perspective

One day, I walked into a class party organized by my son’s teacher. The sight of brightly colored balloons normally evokes feelings of joy. However, as the mother of a child with a latex allergy, the scene was anxiety-inducing. This anxiety quickly escalated to sheer panic when I discovered my son was having a severe anaphylactic reaction. There he was all alone, desperately gasping for air as the color steadily drained from his face.

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