Holidays

What about the Food Allergy Dads? Kudos to Billy Barnett this Father’s Day

By Kelley Barnett, leader of the Food Allergy Alliance of the MidSouth I’m hesitant to praise my husband for being a dad, because that’s what he signed up for when we had children. But we all know how difficult being a food allergy parent can be, and he deserves the accolades. Before terms like FA,… Continue reading What about the Food Allergy Dads? Kudos to Billy Barnett this Father’s Day

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Cheers to Dave Ryan: Baker, Advocate, and Food Allergy Dad

By: Christina West, leader of the Food Allergy Community of Western Springs Area Thanks for the opportunity to recognize my husband, Dave Ryan, for all the amazing work he does on behalf of our family and the food-allergic community. Our daughter Audra has multiple life-threatening food allergies. We both work outside the home, but Dave has… Continue reading Cheers to Dave Ryan: Baker, Advocate, and Food Allergy Dad

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Planning a Non-Food Easter Hunt

For many, Easter egg hunts are an annual holiday tradition. However, the hunts typically focus on candy prizes, and sometimes use real eggs rather than plastic. This can be problematic for children with food allergies. However, hosting a food-free Easter Hunt is a great way to ensure all kids can participate. Our friends at the… Continue reading Planning a Non-Food Easter Hunt

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Road Trip Checklist for Food Allergies [INFOGRAPHIC]

As Spring Break season nears, we know many families and individuals with food allergies will be hitting the road for vacations. To help you prepare for your trip, we’ve put together an infographic checklist: Download FARE’s Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Emergency Care Plan. Download Infographic as PDF.  

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How to Plan for Food Allergies at Valentine’s Day Parties

Valentine’s Day parties are a tradition for many schools and recreational groups. In order to keep parties safe and inclusive for all kids, it’s important to plan ahead and work together with the adults involved in planning. Here are some helpful reminders for parents of children with food allergy as this holiday approaches: Remember that… Continue reading How to Plan for Food Allergies at Valentine’s Day Parties

Allergy-Friendly Recipes · Holidays

Holiday Baking Recipes from Allergic Living

Our partners at Allergic Living have tons of allergy-friendly recipes to help you have a delicious holiday season. Here are just a few of their recipes that are free of the top 8 allergens as well as gluten: Allergy-Friendly and Gluten-Free Holiday Baking List Making Allergy-Friendly Chocolates Allergy-Friendly Chocolate Truffles Festive Chocolate Yule Log: Gluten-Free,… Continue reading Holiday Baking Recipes from Allergic Living

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4 Ways to Make the Holidays Special for Kids with Food Allergies

Nearly 6 million children in the U.S. have food allergies – how do we make the holidays special and inclusive for these kids? Here are some creative and festive ways to celebrate with your family and make memories that your kids will remember forever! 1. Build a Sugar Cube Igloo An allergy-friendly alternative to a… Continue reading 4 Ways to Make the Holidays Special for Kids with Food Allergies

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Holiday Gifts That Give Back 2015

By purchasing one of these gifts that give back, you can help make a difference for the food allergy community. A portion of proceeds from some of these items is donated to FARE, so your purchase will help advance important food allergy education, research, advocacy and awareness programs! Below are messages from our sponsors. Please… Continue reading Holiday Gifts That Give Back 2015

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Thanksgiving Gatherings with Food Allergies

Thanksgiving is rapidly approaching! Whether you’re hosting a family gathering or going to a loved one’s home for Thanksgiving dinner, here are some tips for preparing for a Thanksgiving feast when you’re also managing food allergies. If you’re a guest, call the host or hostess in advance to ask about the menu and food preparation. Offer to bring… Continue reading Thanksgiving Gatherings with Food Allergies

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Going Out Without Breaking Out: How to Have a Fun Night Out With Food Allergies

Please note: These tips are for adults managing food allergies who are 21 and older, although some may be helpful for young adults and teens who are navigating social situations. For a teen-friendly version of this post, please visit our teen blog on Tumblr. If you are an adult with food allergies, we know it doesn’t… Continue reading Going Out Without Breaking Out: How to Have a Fun Night Out With Food Allergies