Guest post from Teen Advisory Group member Josephine Schizer For many teenagers like myself, spending time with friends is very important. However, many social occasions are centered around food, which can be challenging due to my many anaphylactic food allergies. My friends often want to go out to eat, but it is difficult for me… Continue reading Dining Out with Food Allergy: A Teen’s Perspective
Guest post from Amanda Rodriguez The things we love the most stay within us. They become part of who we are. My name is Amanda Rodriguez, I am fifteen years old, and I currently attend Western High School in Davie, Florida. I’ve had a peanut allergy all my life, and it has shaped my life… Continue reading Embrace Your Allergies. They Make You Who You Are Today.
FARE’s Teen Advisory Group (TAG) members are leaders in the food allergy community, providing peer-to-peer mentorship and working on projects in their local communities. In 2016, TAG tackled a variety of topics including allergens in makeup, dating, food drives, and bullying. Here is a look, in their own words, at what they learned and accomplished… Continue reading A Look Back at 2016: Teen Advisory Group
The challenges of managing food allergy can also be a source of creative inspiration. Last year, FARE Teen Advisory Group member Maya Konoff interviewed 17-year-old Jake Fiore, a varsity soccer captain for Northern Valley Regional High School at Old Tappan (New Jersey). Through a fundraiser he’s organized called Making Saves for Food Allergies, Jake is… Continue reading FARE Kids Who Care: A Part of Life, Not a Burden
Linda Herbert, Ph.D., presented Psychosocial Aspects of Food Allergy Among Adolescents, July 13, 2016, as part of FARE’s free monthly webinar series. Dr. Herbert is an assistant professor in the Division of Psychology and Behavioral Health at Children’s National Health System, Washington, D.C. She also is the director of the Division of Allergy and Immunology’s… Continue reading Psychosocial Aspects of Food Allergy Among Adolescents (Webinar Recording and Recap)
By Mia Rosini, FARE Teen Advisory Group My Food Allergy Action Hero is someone I’ve never met. She is Sloane Miller, the author of “Allergic Girl,” published in 2011. At the time, my mother went to a lecture given by Sloane and she brought home the book with a signed note: “Dear Mia, Be unstoppable!”… Continue reading Food Allergy Action Hero: Sloane Miller, The Writer
City of residence: San Francisco, CA How Elana Pushed her Passion: Last year, on her 13th birthday, Elana Sterling decided she wanted to do something special to celebrate – a dance party with all of her friends! Then, she thought it would be even more special to use the party as an opportunity to raise funds for food… Continue reading Elana’s Food Allergy Dance Party