Allergy-Friendly Recipes

4 Frozen Recipes for the Fourth of July

Fire up the grill, fill up the kiddie pool, and put your apron on, because it’s the Fourth of July! Here are a few frozen treats to keep you cool while you enjoy a barbeque or marvel at a fireworks display – all free of the top eight food allergens! Pineapple Strawberry Granita 1 cup… Continue reading 4 Frozen Recipes for the Fourth of July

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FARE Kids Who Care: Making School More Food-Allergy-Friendly

Whether eating in the lunchroom or playing team sports, navigating food allergies at school can sometimes be hard for kids. Nicole Dunham and Ryan Smith each came up with fun and positive solutions to help meet their needs at school, and in turn were able to raise awareness about food allergies and make a difference.… Continue reading FARE Kids Who Care: Making School More Food-Allergy-Friendly

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Take Me Out to the (Food Allergy-Friendly) Ballgame 2013

At baseball games across the U.S., thousands of fans may sing “buy me some peanuts and cracker jacks,” but for families managing food allergies, these traditional snacks can affect the decision about whether to attend a game in person. With shelled peanuts often found in the stands and other allergen-containing foods served throughout the ballpark,… Continue reading Take Me Out to the (Food Allergy-Friendly) Ballgame 2013

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A Guardian Angel

A MedicAlert bracelet was responsible for the first fashion stand-off between my daughter, Nina, and me. She was three years old and allergic to peanuts. She did not take to the red lettering that I preferred.  “No red.  Pink. Pink. Pink. I want to wear the Pink!” (For those of you who have read the… Continue reading A Guardian Angel

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Father’s Day Guest Post: Pete and Dave, Founders of Skeeter Snacks

In this special Father’s Day guest post, food allergy dad Dave Leyrer discusses why all dads need to be educated about food allergies. Dave partnered with another food allergy dad, Pete Najarian, to start Skeeter Snacks, a line of cookies and snacks made specifically for those with tree nut and peanut allergies. Tell us about… Continue reading Father’s Day Guest Post: Pete and Dave, Founders of Skeeter Snacks

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Father’s Day Guest Post: Trials and Triumphs of a Peanut Allergy Dad

In honor of Father’s Day, we asked Michigan dad Tim Burns to write a guest blog post for us about what it’s like to be a father to a daughter with food allergies. Read on for Tim’s advice to other food allergy dads, and to learn more about a Halloween event that he spearheaded in… Continue reading Father’s Day Guest Post: Trials and Triumphs of a Peanut Allergy Dad

Food Allergy Fundraising Champions

FARE Food Allergy Fundraising Champion: David Serle

Food allergy moms and dads are often compared to superheroes: constantly on guard, protecting their kids and sometimes saving the day or even a life. But they’re also human, and can make mistakes. A mistake that David Serle made with his daughter Emma inspired him to start a project that is not only raising funds… Continue reading FARE Food Allergy Fundraising Champion: David Serle

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FARE Kids Who Care: Charlie Porter

One of our key advocacy initiatives this year involves expanding the availability of epinephrine auto-injectors in schools. More than 20 states already have laws or guidelines in place allowing schools to have on hand “stock” epinephrine, which is not prescribed to a specific student, but can be used for any student or staff member in an… Continue reading FARE Kids Who Care: Charlie Porter