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…

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.

Why The Teal Pumpkin Project?

Why The Teal Pumpkin Project?

Imagine for a moment the first time you remember trick-o-treating on Halloween. You were probably excited about dressing up, running around at night with your friends, and the candy! So much candy!!! However, if you have one or more food allergies that candy can be life-threatening. This left many children left out of the tradition out of fear. Enter The…

The Food Allergy Institute