Guest blog post from Teen Advisory Group member Reva Dixit. The days are warm, crisp, and long. The sun shines brighter than ever. School is over and summer is here. With the arrival of summer also comes beach days, house parties, and above all, traveling. I remember my first time traveling to India via Air… Continue reading Summer Travel Tips: A Teen’s Perspective
In our May 24, 2017 webinar, “From Sleepovers to College: Coaching your Food-Allergic Child to Independence,” Denise Bunning traces her family’s food allergy journey and her sons’ food allergy travels. This upbeat presentation offers helpful tips for parents of children with food allergies, showing how the skills mastered on an overnight class trip to the… Continue reading Webinar Recording and Recap: From Sleepovers to College: Coaching your Food-Allergic Child to Independence
Mother’s Day is a special time to honor and celebrate all the mothers in our lives. Food allergy moms do so much every day to keep their children safe, to educate, to advocate, and to raise awareness of food allergies. Their passion and love do not go unnoticed. This year, FARE asked members of our… Continue reading Honoring Our Mothers: From the Teen Advisory Group
Adults and Teens Managing Food Allergies Connect, Unite, Inspire in San Antonio The 2017 Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) National Food Allergy Conference, to be held April 28-30 in San Antonio, offers knowledge, encouragement and time-tested skills to individuals and families managing food allergy, a serious medical condition that affects 15 million Americans. Conference… Continue reading Food Allergy Patients and Families Gain Skills, Support at FARE National Food Allergy Conference
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