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…

The Teal Pumpkin Project is Creating Safe and Inclusive Traditions

The Teal Pumpkin Project is Creating Safe and Inclusive Traditions

Spooky season is in full swing as kids are gearing up for Halloween.  Ghouls and goblins may be scary, but there is nothing more frightening than an allergic reaction!  While most kids are overjoyed to go door-to-door stuffing their bags with candy, traditional Halloween treats aren’t always safe for children with life-threatening food allergies.  Many Halloween candies contain common allergens…

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.

Cleanly Consumed: Managing the Emotional Toll of Living with Food Allergies

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. Cleanly Consumed is an online platform dedicated towards healthy eating. Kellie describes her company in the following way: “Cleanly Consumed helps guide families to clean products and resources that can relieve some of the…

5 Tips for Helping Your Food Allergic Friend.

5 Tips for Helping Your Food Allergic Friend.

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.

Managing Summer Vacation with Food Allergies

Managing Summer Vacation with Food Allergies

Summer is here!!! 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 and safe during summer vacation with food allergies present. Memories of Summer camp bring up images of swimming, games, hiking, and stories around…

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