Allergy-Friendly Bakeries in the Metro DC Area

Read below for our continually updated list of allergy-friendly bakeries in the DC metro area. ————————————-   With all the end-of-school, summer birthday, last sports...

'Tis the Season: 504 Plans

Fall and the start of school seem far away - I mean, who can think about going back to school when summer is just around the corner?! That said, many of you are now sitting in front of a pile of forms thinking about 504 Plans for your children for next fall. What is a 504 Plan, do I need one for my child and how do you even begin to complete it?

Food Allergies and Family – Disagreements Not Break-Ups

I hear stories all the time from food allergy parents that their family members aren't taking their child's food allergy seriously. And, this - of course - can have serious implications...

Food Allergy Education: Allergy and Asthma Today Spring 2016

Food Allergy Education: Allergy and Asthma Today Spring 2016

  As you all know, I strongly support the need for food allergy education in school.  The non-profit Allergy and Asthma Network (AANMA) recently picked...

Girl Scout Cookies Allergen Reference

Girl Scout Cookies Allergen Reference

I did a little research in the hopes that it helps you all make good decisions and allows you to support your local Brownies and Girl Scouts...

Pizza Hut – Again.

I can't believe I'm writing about Pizza Hut - again. But here I am.

At this point in time/education, at their size, there's no excuse for not having their act together when it comes to food allergies. And yet...

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...

The Beauty of Hampton Creek Mayo (and Bang Bang Chicken)

The Beauty of Hampton Creek Mayo (and Bang Bang Chicken)

Just Mayo Sriracha caught my eye. And why wouldn't it! I decided to create a recipe as an excuse to use it. Thus, Dairy-Free, Egg-Free, Sesame-Free, Nut-Free Bang Bang Chicken was born!

Milk Alternatives -Best of the Best

Getting the proper amount of calcium is a tough job for those with a dairy allergy. There are many ways to incorporate dairy into your diet (see How to Get Enough Calcium When You're Dairy-Free), but a nutritionist recently told me that the best way to get calcium is to drink it. And, sometimes you just want something cold and delicious to pour on cereal. So here's a list of the best products among milk alternatives...