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…
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…
Everyone is limping across the finish line to the last day of school or is celebrating the weird end we just celebrated last week. But what happens next year? Are we all going to still be doing Zoom school, working from home balancing it all. As the parent of a cold with a life-threatening disease, the thought of school being completely different again can be terrifying.
It is almost impossible not to have increased stress and anxiety and stress at a time when we are living through a period like no other before. There is literally no playbook.
How much time we spend on the media has a direct effect on our anxiety levels. So when you are consuming media use strategies to be smart about media.
During this season of holiday celebrations, don’t let your food allergy hold you back from finding joy.
‘Tis the season to party! Food is everywhere! There is no need to miss out on the fun and festivities.
It’s time to start planning and enlist your AllerTribe to help keep your allergic child safe this holiday season.
We talk a lot about inclusive education on this page, but what does that really mean? One of the most common examples I give when speaking with educators is if the public would be outraged by how you are separating a food allergic child if you swapped disabilities with a visible one, such as a child who was using a wheelchair you are doing something wrong.
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…