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What to Do if You Suspect Your Infant or Toddler Has a Food Allergy

Special thanks to Nutricia, maker of Neocate®, for supporting our educational blog series on managing food allergies in infants and toddlers. The post is the third in a three-part series. As a parent, you always want your child to grow and develop in a healthy way, checking off each milestone from first smile to first… Continue reading What to Do if You Suspect Your Infant or Toddler Has a Food Allergy

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When Your Baby Has a Food Allergy

Special thanks to Nutricia, maker of Neocate®, for supporting our educational blog series on managing food allergies in infants and toddlers. This post is the first in a three-part series. By: Gina Clowes, Director of Education, FARE I was so happy to see my 8 month-old son Daniel enjoying homemade split pea soup. But I… Continue reading When Your Baby Has a Food Allergy

School Resources

The First Year at School: Advice from a Food Allergy Mom

By: Amanda Painter, president and director of Education & Development of the Food Allergy Community of East Tennessee (FACET) support group How did you prepare for the first year your child went to school with food allergies? Sending my daughter to school for the first time was one of the most challenging times I’ve had as… Continue reading The First Year at School: Advice from a Food Allergy Mom

Allergy-Friendly Recipes

Allergy-Friendly Finger Foods for Toddlers

By: Celide Barnes Koerner Feeding a toddler is always a challenge. A toddler with a food allergy just makes it a little more challenging. Here are some basic rules to keep in mind with this age group: Cut the food into pieces that are easily managed by their small hands. Keep foods separate; allow your… Continue reading Allergy-Friendly Finger Foods for Toddlers

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New Study: Mothers of Children with Food Allergies are More Empowered than Fathers

According to a new study, mothers of children with food allergies have a greater sense of empowerment than fathers, but they also report a lower food-allergy-related quality of life (FAQOL). In addition, parents of children with milk and egg allergies report a lower FAQOL than parents of children with peanut or tree nut allergies. FARE… Continue reading New Study: Mothers of Children with Food Allergies are More Empowered than Fathers

Food Allergy Research

Impact of Food Allergy on Caregivers’ Quality of Life

As food allergy families know all too well, the disease often has a negative impact on quality-of-life for the affected child, parents and siblings. To learn more about parents’ quality-of-life, researchers at the University of Michigan Food Allergy Center in Ann Arbor asked 305 caregivers of children with food allergies to complete a questionnaire. All… Continue reading Impact of Food Allergy on Caregivers’ Quality of Life

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Find Your Food Allergy BFFs

You have friends you exercise with, go on vacation with, and spend nights out with, but do you have friends who are also managing food allergies? Whether you branch out and make new “food allergy friends” in your town, or you connect online, it’s beneficial to build your support network. Having someone to talk to… Continue reading Find Your Food Allergy BFFs