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It’s October! The time of year to break out the sweaters, decorate for Halloween, and eat/drink Pumpkin Spice everything! It’s also the time of year to paint a pumpkin teal and prepare non-food treats for trick-or-treaters. We’re doing this in our house and I hope...

The term probiotic has become a popular ‘buzz’ word with research touting how these beneficial bacteria and yeasts may improve a number of conditions from immune function to gut health and more.  Probiotics can help keep disease-causing microbes at bay, play a role in immunity,...

Heading back to school with food allergies can create a unique set of challenges.  Whether its anxiety, concerns over bullying, or staying safe in a cafeteria, the allergic child, along with supportive caregivers, must create appropriate accommodations to ensure safety and acceptance. It is estimated that...

1. I must be allergic to milk. I always have a stomachache after drinking it. A stomachache after ingesting a food does not necessarily indicate an allergy.  A food allergy is a very specific immune system response that reacts to proteins in foods and responds as...

As the mother of a peanut allergic child, I have many anxieties for my son.  One of which is flying with him.  Although I have been told that airbone reactions to peanut are rare, I do often hear about reactions at 30,000 feet.  Is it...

While picky eating is a very common problem for so many children, it becomes problematic when food acceptance is highly limited. If the following feeding behaviors are common in your child, you might have a problem feeder. Does your child: -eliminate entire food groups? -have issues with...

Planning a trip can be stressful for anyone. Traveling with a food allergy can be particularly challenging but with confidence and planning, it can be achieved. Follow these planning tips when traveling domestically or abroad. • Study your destination. There are many allergy-friendly...

Summer is the season for fun indulging in outdoor activities. For the millions of children with food allergies, there are likely thousands that will be going to summer camp. Before your child heads out, there are steps that should be taken to ensure...