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Father’s Day Guest Post: Brian Walker

In this special Father’s Day guest post, food allergy dad Brian Walker discusses how his family manages food allergies. Brian and his wife are the owners of Nutphrees Bakery in Chicago. Tell us about your family and the food allergies affecting your family. My wife Sonia and I have three kids, ages 8, 6 and… Continue reading Father’s Day Guest Post: Brian Walker

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What a Food Allergy Dad Wants for Father’s Day

By: Scott Riccio, FARE Senior Vice President, Education & Advocacy Tools? A new grill? Sporting event tickets? All of these are, I suspect, common responses to that age-old question, “What does dad want for Father’s Day.” Of course, for those of us who are fathers to children with food allergies, I’d like to add, “a… Continue reading What a Food Allergy Dad Wants for Father’s Day

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Meet the Founder of the Student Food Allergy Network (SFAN) at the University of Michigan

Founder: Nicholas Ditzler Age: 20 (Junior in the fall) SFAN Headquarters: University of Michigan Other SFAN Locations: Oregon State University (Corvallis, OR) and University of Virginia (Charlottesville, VA) What sparked your idea to start a student group on campus? Personally, I have food allergies to wheat, milk, egg, corn, soy, peanut, tree nuts and shellfish.… Continue reading Meet the Founder of the Student Food Allergy Network (SFAN) at the University of Michigan

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Summer Barbeque Tips for Hosts and Guests

Fire up the grill, fill up the kiddie pool, and put your apron on, because it’s barbeque season! Whether you’re celebrating Fourth of July or the end of a long work week, cooking and eating a meal outdoors is one of the best parts of the summer season. There are a few things to keep… Continue reading Summer Barbeque Tips for Hosts and Guests

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Food Allergy Action Hero: Sloane Miller, The Writer

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

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Food Allergy Action Hero: Hazel Mines, The Camp Chef

By: Lilly Walsh, FARE Teen Advisory Group When I was little, my mom would tell me about her wonderful days at Camp Alleghany, her sleepaway camp in West Virginia. She shared stories and sang camp songs with me, and before I could walk, I knew that I wanted to share in that joy someday. However,… Continue reading Food Allergy Action Hero: Hazel Mines, The Camp Chef

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Food Allergy Action Hero: Dylan Bridwell, The Roommate

By Nicholas Bellacicco, FARE Teen Advisory Group My Food Allergy Action Hero is my current college roommate Dylan Bridwell. I am severely allergic to peanuts, tree nuts, sesame and sheep/goat milk. Coming into college I was nervous about rooming with someone who would not care about my allergies.  Not only is it scary to begin… Continue reading Food Allergy Action Hero: Dylan Bridwell, The Roommate