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#Food Allergies

A Small Purse and a Nut Allergy Don't Go Together

Carol Brailey | Posted 07.20.2016 | Style
Carol Brailey

Click Here to Subscribe to My YouTube Channel. Have you ever carried one of those cute and small clutch purses with you to a wedding, party or other ...

How I Discovered My 21 Allergies And Starting Living Better

Melody Van De Graaff | Posted 06.28.2016 | Healthy Living
Melody Van De Graaff

I'm incredibly food-conscious. I need to know exactly what I'm eating. No, I'm not on some new fad diet. I'm not watching my weight or trying to gain ...

Parents Say Panera Gave Allergic Girl Peanut Butter In Her Grilled Cheese

The Huffington Post | Nina Golgowski | Posted 06.06.2016 | Business

A Boston-area family is suing Panera Bread, claiming their highly allergic 5-year-old daughter was given two dollops of peanut butter in her grilled c...

Graduating With a Diploma in Food Allergy Life

Caroline Moassessi | Posted 05.30.2016 | Parents
Caroline Moassessi

My nails will be painted. I will sit up tall in the white wooden chairs used only for special occasions, as I fiddle with the edges of the program.

Dear Teacher Of My Food Allergic Child

Caroline Moassessi | Posted 05.23.2016 | Parents
Caroline Moassessi

Teachers are some of the most important people who walk this planet. I should have explained that when you exclude my child with life-threatening food allergies during activities and celebrations, the impact goes far beyond the blurry eyes trying to hide tears.

Meet The Two Moms Who Started the Country's First Allergy-Friendly Food Pantry

NationSwell | Posted 05.19.2016 | Good News

At just 12 months of age, Emily Brown's daughter was diagnosed with allergies to peanuts, eggs, dairy, wheat and soy. Because allergy-friendly food ca...

Why Food Allergies Are Not Funny

Lianne Mandelbaum | Posted 05.13.2016 | Parents
Lianne Mandelbaum

I am the mother of a food allergic child. My son Joshua, who is 10 years old, has an anaphylactic peanut allergy. I was both shocked and surprised watching the Today Show segment that joked about nut allergies. I found it to be insensitive to the millions of Americans who live each day with this invisible but potentially fatal disability.

An Attitude of Gratitude

Lianne Mandelbaum | Posted 05.11.2016 | Parents
Lianne Mandelbaum

When we all think about what we are grateful in life, we think of things that we know that affect us directly on a personal and daily basis, like our lives, our situations, our parents, our friends, etc. But for the food allergic child, the list is completely different.

To The Mom That Specially Ordered The Nut Free Cake

Lianne Mandelbaum | Posted 04.19.2016 | Parents
Lianne Mandelbaum

To the Mom that specially ordered the nut free cake, I wanted to take the time to tell you that your generosity of spirit towards my son this past we...

We Love These 10 Tips For Grandparents Taking Grandkids On Vacation

Posted 04.19.2016 | Fifty

Maybe you've agreed to watch them during a coming school break, or maybe you're simply in the mood for extra-special quality time together. Either way, you find yourself thinking about taking a vacation with your grandkids -- without their parents (you know, your own kids?) -- and suddenly your next thought is, Can I handle that?

How to Safely Dine Out With Food Allergies

Julie Kuriakose, M.D. | Posted 03.28.2016 | Healthy Living
Julie Kuriakose, M.D.

Avoiding allergens does not have to mean avoiding going out to restaurants or avoiding fun with friends. Here are safety tips and techniques for safely dining out with food allergies.

The "Dirty" Secret About Allergies

Dr. Bill Miller | Posted 03.16.2016 | Science
Dr. Bill Miller

When I was growing up, I never knew any child with a food allergy. Allergies of any kind seemed rare. Yet now, allergic concerns are frequently encoun...

What You Need to Know About Anaphylaxis

Dr. Tim Mainardi | Posted 02.24.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Tim Mainardi

If you feel you are at risk for anaphylaxis and need help creating an action plan, make an appointment with your allergist. An allergist will be able to conduct a thorough investigation into your risk for anaphylaxis and potential causes.

Love is in the Air, Literally

Lianne Mandelbaum | Posted 02.09.2016 | Parents
Lianne Mandelbaum

Dear JetBlue Airways, I realize this is a bit unorthodox, but I wanted to officially declare my love for your airline on this Valentine's Day. You have given back to our family the gift of travel. Let me explain.

Battle of the EpiPen

Carolyn Ossorio | Posted 02.03.2016 | Business
Carolyn Ossorio

Can we talk about the exorbitant cost of EpiPens? I've probably bored you already. Let's face it: Another person whining about the high cost of health care in America. Hell yes I'm complaining! I just had to pay $440 for two EpiPens so my son, um, won't die if he inadvertently eats a tree nut.

Cooking, R.I.P.?

Marian Salzman | Posted 01.21.2016 | Business
Marian Salzman

It wasn't all that long ago that Havas PR's annual trends report barely touched on the topic of food. Our trends for 2010 included a forecast of "incr...

Got A Nut Allergy? Take A Boat!

Lianne Mandelbaum | Posted 01.08.2016 | Travel
Lianne Mandelbaum

The time has come for airlines to face the unfortunate reality that food allergies are increasing at an alarming rate. More and more people with food allergies will begin flying. As food allergic passengers, we don't ask to have others notified not to consume nuts around us because we secretly desire unwarranted special treatment.

Tips for Managing Food Allergies on Holidays

Celia Kaye | Posted 12.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Celia Kaye

I've learned a few tricks about both hosting and guesting since going gluten-free. Here are a few that might help make this holiday season more fun than work.

When Peanuts Are Poison -- No Joke!

Lianne Mandelbaum | Posted 12.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Lianne Mandelbaum

When you are living with a food allergy, the world can be a dangerous place. I truly worry about sending my food allergic child into a world that largely is ignorant about the dangers of having a potentially fatal food allergy.

4 Tips To Gracefully Survive The Holidays With Food Sensitivities

Alexcis Spencer Lopez | Posted 11.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Alexcis Spencer Lopez

It is important to find ways to navigate the upcoming months so that we don't feel like we have to avoid the holidays themselves and not just some of the foods. Luckily there are some simple things you can do to help keep the season bright.

Hope on the Horizon for Those With Peanut Allergy

Lianne Mandelbaum | Posted 11.20.2015 | Parents
Lianne Mandelbaum

Two weeks ago, my son's peanut allergy once again brought me to tears. Before you take a gasp, I want to let you know they were tears of pure unadult...

Food Allergies and Dietary Restrictions at the Holiday Table

Diane Gottsman | Posted 11.09.2015 | Taste
Diane Gottsman

Special memories are made when friends and family gather together for a festive meal. When food allergies are involved, the host and the guest have an...

The Best Gluten-Free Option At Every Major Fast-Food Chain

Thrillist | Posted 11.05.2015 | Taste

By: Kristin Hunt Credit: Flickr/m01299 Gluten intolerance can be a real jerk. Half your friends think you're lying about your convulsing tummy...

Making a Case for Food Sensitivity Testing

Julie Chen, M.D. | Posted 10.26.2015 | Healthy Living
Julie Chen, M.D.

While the phrases food allergy and food sensitivity have been used interchangeably in the past, they're actually quite different.

Dear Parents Who Have Put out a Teal Pumpkin This Halloween

Lianne Mandelbaum | Posted 10.22.2015 | Parents
Lianne Mandelbaum

Our family is not the only grateful one this holiday. Just in case you were wondering if it was worth the effort, please know that you are helping to erase the stigma of food allergies. You are bringing magic into the world of a child, one teal pumpkin at a time.