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Kids Food Allergies

5 Better Questions to Ask Allergy Families

Carissa K | Posted 07.13.2014 | Parents
Carissa K

We are quite consciously taking great steps to make sure that our son knows how to manage his own allergies and doesn't perceive himself as a victim. However, when one of the below questions is asked, it always touches my heart and makes me feel a surge of appreciation and affection for the friend who is asking it.

How Eating Pizza Helped Me Get Healthy

Matthew Friend | Posted 06.26.2014 | Teen
Matthew Friend

Living life with an anaphylactic food allergy from the age of seven months old, has been a tremendous burden. At birthday parties, my mom made me my own cupcake. At overnight camp, I had a special chef to cook for me to ensure that not even a single crumb would touch my food.

Creatively Cope With Kids' Food Allergies This Easter

Kerry H. McManama | Posted 06.17.2014 | Parents
Kerry H. McManama

While the physical ramifications of allergen ingestion rate are high on many affected children's fear scales, the social challenges of food allergies can be even more daunting.

A Cheese Sandwich Got This Child Suspended From Daycare

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 03.10.2014 | Parents

When Canadian father Randy Murray gave his 2-year-old a cheese sandwich to eat before daycare, he did not suspect that it would lead to her suspension...

The Social Impact of Food Allergies

Priyanka Chugh | Posted 02.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Priyanka Chugh

The feeling of being bullied and stigmatized does not end as children age into adults: bullying and a sense of loneliness are ubiquitous in many of the lives of those with food restrictions.

A Mother's Concern Leads To A Million-Dollar Invention

Posted 07.31.2013 | MarloThomas

One of the reasons I started my website is that I wanted a place for women to come together and dream. We women need to know that we don't have to ha...

Jumping in With Both Feet

Kate Ryan Williams | Posted 09.18.2013 | Parents
Kate Ryan Williams

This is what keeps me up at night. The Redhead has life-threatening food allergies and asthma. So we don't just send him off to camp with toothbrush and toothpaste.

Survey Shows Dramatic Increase In Kids' Allergies

AP | MIKE STOBBE | Posted 05.02.2013 | Parents

NEW YORK -- Parents are reporting more skin and food allergies in their children, a big government survey found. Experts aren't sure what's behind th...

Catherine Pearson

What Parents Often Don't Know About Their Food Allergic Kids

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine Pearson | Posted 12.24.2012 | Parents

When children have food allergies, their parents have to constantly watch out for allergens and be prepared for a possible reaction. Another concer...

Making Room at the Inn: Helping Those With Food Allergies Celebrate -- and Stay Alive

Dr. Ruchi Gupta | Posted 02.22.2013 | Home
Dr. Ruchi Gupta

My wish for the holidays is simple: that all adults and children who have food allergies may enjoy their celebrations to the fullest -- without having to live in fear of food.

Kids In Cities More Likely To Have Food Allergies

Posted 06.12.2012 | Parents

Kids raised in U.S. cities are surrounded by some of the most delicious, diverse cuisine out there. But a new study shows that these children may not ...

Please Keep Your Birthday Cupcake Out of My Kids' Classroom

Bettina Elias Siegel | Posted 04.23.2012 | Parents
Bettina Elias Siegel

If you want your kid to have a celebratory cupcake, I hope he or she enjoys it with gusto at your private birthday party. But can you also respect the rights of those of us who are fighting to keep our children healthy.