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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

Holidays

Is Nutmeg a Nut? And Other Holiday Cooking Questions

Holiday cooking and baking can be a hectic activity, as well as confusing! Here are some common questions about holiday ingredients and food allergies: Is nutmeg a nut? No! Although the word nutmeg contains the word “nut,” it is not related to peanuts or tree nuts. It is a dried seed, which is ground to… Continue reading Is Nutmeg a Nut? And Other Holiday Cooking Questions

FARE Kids Who Care

FARE Kids Who Care: Callie Milner

Callie Milner wants everyone to be able to enjoy dessert together, which is why she started Callie’s Nut-Free Treats, a home-based bakery business that has been churning out nut-free baked goods and delighting customers in the Chicago area. At just nine years old, Callie and her mother Dara are donating all proceeds from their sales… Continue reading FARE Kids Who Care: Callie Milner

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Food Allergy Friendly Baseball Games 2014

Spring is here, and so is baseball season. We are encouraged by the number of baseball teams that are actively engaging members of the food allergy community by hosting special “peanut-sensitive” or “peanut-aware” games. Follow the links for more information about how to purchase tickets and the accommodations available at specific games. We will be… Continue reading Food Allergy Friendly Baseball Games 2014

Food Allergy Research

Does Early Exposure to Nuts Lower a Child’s Allergy Risk?

Are children more likely to develop a peanut or tree nut allergy if their mothers eat nuts during pregnancy or while nursing? Over the years, a number of studies have attempted to answer this question, but the results have been inconclusive. According to a new FARE-funded study, eating nuts during pregnancy does not cause food allergies… Continue reading Does Early Exposure to Nuts Lower a Child’s Allergy Risk?