Lift Lines and EpiPens: Skiing with Food Allergies

Lift Lines and EpiPens: Skiing with Food Allergies

When my food allergic son was old enough, my husband (an avid skier) was ready to enroll him in ski school. But the idea of trying to manage food issues on a ski vacation seemed challenging.

I can happily tell you that we’ve had a lot of success on the slopes. Here are some tips I’ve learned over the past few years...

A Look Ahead:  A Summary of Teens and Food Allergies

A Look Ahead: A Summary of Teens and Food Allergies

Do you all remember being a teenager? How many ill thought out decisions did you make? My oldest child will be a teen before I know it and he'll be faced with choices of his own. The only way he'll grow is to make mistakes, I know. But when food allergies are a part of your life, small mistakes could be costly...

Halloween, Safety and Teal Pumpkins

Halloween is a particularly tricky time for kids with food allergies. I'm always amazed at how many houses give out treats laden with peanuts, tree nuts and other common allergens. Although my son understands that he can get a safe treat from me when the house treat is a no-go, it's hard not to be disappointed for him. Holidays routinely make kids with food allergies feel left out and Halloween is the king among them.