Category Archives: Food allergy

Finding Safe Food on Vacation: Seven Lessons Learned.

If you’ve researched all your allergen specific and/or gluten-free dining options in advance of your vacation, you’re awesome! You’ve cut stress and hours of research time out of your trip, thereby maximizing the fun. Congratulations! But then there’s the rest of us. Perhaps we thought we’d somehow fit this research time in before we left — in between the packing,

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Flights, Peanuts, Allergic Kids — and, Yes — Anxiety

Preparations are underway for a wonderful family vacation this summer. But I’ve had an unwelcome visitor in the process this year. Flight anxiety. This isn’t your garden variety flight anxiety — worrying about the plane crashing to earth (I definitely have that one though). This is a fear of bringing my peanut-allergic son onto an aircraft and seeing him experience

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Being a Houseguest with Food Allergy and Celiac: What Do You Say to Your Host?

Invitations to stay with friends and family aren’t extended to us very often. Or dinner invitations for that matter. We’re likable people and our three boys are well-behaved. We’re great eaters and like a wide variety of foods. We’re not short on friends and family members either. The difficulty comes from the fact that we are high maintenance guests to

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