'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 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...

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...

Thank You For Being a Friend – The Need for Food Allergy Education in Elementary School

My tree nut allergic son's deskmate grabbed the loose walnut and teased him with it, waving the walnut close to his face...

"Kids WANT to do the right thing. Kind WANT to be supportive. Sometimes they don't have enough facts to know how to do so." Statistically, there are two kids in every classroom with food allergies. We need to teach our kids the facts about this condition, so they can act appropriately.