However, all of these seem very limiting to our team here. When you live with a food allergy or are a parent or teacher who is responsible for children who have a food allergy(ies), mistakes happen, that child has an allergic reaction can there be a success at that moment?
Watch: Our Founder, Leah Robilotto talk with Kellie Cutsinger, at Cleanly Consumed about the emotional toll living with food allergies can take on families and schools.
Today’s episode is with Leah Robilotto of The Food Allergy Institute. In this episode, Leah and I discuss food allergy teasing, taunting and bullying. With an expertise in assisting schools and families through the psychological trauma that can come with food allergy management, Leah offers tips and tricks for addressing issue and concern, that benefits all sides of an issue.
As any food allergy parent will tell you, the management of food allergies can have a profound effect on a family’s life, trickling into aspects of day-to-day living, both large and small. Daily activities such as grocery shopping, cooking dinner, and preparing snacks become challenging, as food package labels do not consistently list food allergens. When dining out, families will…
It will come as no surprise to any food allergy family that research has proven that food-allergic parents experience increased levels of daily stress, anxiety, and social isolation. It can be challenging as a food allergic family to ask for help. We are sharing with you our top five tips on how you can support your food-allergic friends.
The days are getting longer, and you can easily count the days left in the school year or have already started the summer. It’s time to think about how to keep your kids busy during the summer. Memories of Summer camp bring up images of swimming, games, hiking, and stories around a campfire. For food allergy parents and kids these…
Here are 9 things you can do to help your non-allergic child feel empowered, safe, and special.
Do you feel like no one gets it? Do you feel like you are always begging and pleading for your child’s safety? It’s exhausting. I get it. I recently had a conversation with a good friend. She is empathetic to the struggles of both food allergy moms and the children they protect from the physical and emotional impact of multiple…
When you hear other allergy parents and professionals talk about 504 plans for food allergies you may think that those are for children with disabilities. True, the 504 is referring to federal civil rights law, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, which among other things provides you the right to have the individual needs of your child to participate in all school activities equally and safely.
I work with family’s like mine to build what I call a healthy level of anxiety, which means to be aware but not scared of your surroundings and take reasonable precautions.