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Traveling with food allergies requires pragmatism, preparation and a willingness to be adventurous and creative. ~Lori Moussapour via @FoodASC @to_empower_u #foodallergies . @kyledinemusic @allergytravels Find inspiration in my post, featured @FoodAsc https://foodasc.com/2018/09/16/amazing-travels-despite-food-allergy-fears-and-frustration/ . . #foodallergyu #foodallergies #foodallergy #foodallergyawareness #allergyfriendly #foodallergylife #foodallergymom #foodallergydad #foodallergyfamily #foodallergyeducation #foodallergyeducator #kidswithfoodallergies #teal #foodallergyfriendly #nonuts #nodairy #noegg #noeggs #nopeanuts #notreenuts #glutenfree #nowheat #nosoy #nofish #noshellfish
As the South braces 4 #HurricaneFlorence , be thoughtful of what your kids hear & see. Support them through #fear & #anxiety w/ advice 1st posted by @TurnItTeal , inspired by Mr. Roger's. "Look for the helpers & then there is hope." Safe wishes to all, including #firstresponders . Those evacuating.... please remember to bring your medicines, #epinephrine , #auvi -Q, #epipen , #inhalers , etc... . .#foodallergyu #foodallergies #foodallergy #foodallergyawareness #ToempowerU
There is a ton of information out there about #foodallergies , #celiac and other food related medical conditions. While each of our experiences differ, it's always a good idea to follow your medical provider's counsel regarding what you eat and don't eat. Here's a sample piece from a health educator and an MD at the U of Md featured in @foodasc 's blog. . . #foodallergyu #foodallergies #foodallergy #foodallergyawareness #allergyfriendly #foodallergylife #foodallergymom #foodallergydad #foodallergyfamily #foodallergyeducation #foodallergyeducator #kidswithfoodallergies #teal #foodallergyfriendly #nonuts #nodairy #noegg #noeggs #nopeanuts #notreenuts #glutenfree #nowheat #nosoy #nofish #noshellfish
#Repost .... I don’t wish a #foodallergy on anyone! But since my baby girl is stuck with multiple food allergies, I find it helpful to recognize how her challenging journey has also contributed in some way to her beautiful and strong character - her resilience, her perspective, her ability to walk her own walk despite what the crowd is doing , her compassion for others, and most pragmatically, her resultant vigilance about what she eats. "Her Quivering Lips" describes how even her experiences of exclusion and anxiety - the kind known to allergy sufferers everywhere - have also seeded growth, resilience, kindness, compassion and vigilance. Check out updated blog entry through link in bio..... . . 📷 : Pezibear . . #keepinitpositive #foodallergyu #foodallergies #foodallergy #foodallergyawareness #allergyfriendly #foodallergylife #foodallergymom #foodallergydad #foodallergyfamily #foodallergyeducation #foodallergyeducator #kidswithfoodallergies #teal #foodallergyfriendly #nonuts #nodairy #noegg #noeggs #nopeanuts #notreenuts #glutenfree #nowheat #nosoy #nofish #noshellfish
@EndAllergiestogether produced a new PSA, promoting a universal phrase for #anaphylaxis management: Give and Go! They advocate for a a phrase like "Stop, Drop and Roll", used for fire safety, for #anaphylaxis . #Foodallergy community... Check it out and thank you, End Allergies Together, for your creative and effective PSA's. #foodallergyu #foodallergies #foodallergy #foodallergyawareness #allergyfriendly #foodallergylife #foodallergymom #foodallergydad #foodallergyfamily #foodallergyeducation #foodallergyeducator #kidswithfoodallergies #teal #foodallergyfriendly #nonuts #nodairy #noegg #noeggs #nopeanuts #notreenuts #glutenfree #nowheat #nosoy #nofish #noshellfish
For those awaiting auto-injectors due to shortages, the FDA just extended expiration dates on your existing Epipens. Hoping this helps the food allergy community turn in needed medications for back to school while EAI producers catch up with production. Check out this link to read and print new dates for your school districts reference! https://www.fda.gov/Drugs/DrugSafety/DrugShortages/ucm563360.htm . . #foodallergyu #foodallergies #foodallergy #foodallergyawareness #allergyfriendly #foodallergylife #foodallergymom #foodallergydad #foodallergyfamily #foodallergyeducation #foodallergyeducator #kidswithfoodallergies #teal #foodallergyfriendly #nonuts #nodairy #noegg #noeggs #nopeanuts #notreenuts #glutenfree #nowheat #nosoy #nofish #noshellfish
Hey parents, does it feel to you as if summer’s lazy rivers are about to turn into rapids? August is almost over! Consider chunking all that back to school work into small tasks so it doesn’t overwhelm. Take on one task every 2 days. -Update medical rx’s -Fill out school nursing forms -Draft any back to school communications you make annually -Purchase supplies -Build your child’s quiet workspace -Monitor, refresh or get going on summer reading and or school work #backtoschool #parenthack #parentcoaching #backtoschoolmadeeasy #foodallergyu #foodallergies #foodallergy #foodallergyawareness #allergyfriendly #foodallergylife #foodallergymom #foodallergydad #foodallergyfamily #foodallergyeducation #foodallergyeducator #kidswithfoodallergies #teal #foodallergyfriendly #nonuts #nodairy #noegg #noeggs #nopeanuts #notreenuts #glutenfree #nowheat #nosoy #nofish #noshellfish
Hey parents, does it feel to you as if summer’s lazy rivers are about to turn into rapids? August is almost over! Consider chunking all that back to school work into small tasks so it doesn’t overwhelm. Take on one task every 2 days. -Update medical rx’s -Fill out school nursing forms -Draft any back to school communications you make annually -Purchase supplies -Build your child’s quiet workspace -Monitor, refresh or get going on summer reading and or school work #backtoschool #parenthack #parentcoaching #backtoschoolmadeeasy #foodallergyu #foodallergies #foodallergy #foodallergyawareness #allergyfriendly #foodallergylife #foodallergymom #foodallergydad #foodallergyfamily #foodallergyeducation #foodallergyeducator #kidswithfoodallergies #teal #foodallergyfriendly #nonuts #nodairy #noegg #noeggs #nopeanuts #notreenuts #glutenfree #nowheat #nosoy #nofish #noshellfish
I feel a blog post coming on...... Theme? Intuition in Restaurants - When to trust your gut and question your waiter's #foodallergy training! I'll begin... WHEN YOUR WAITER'S RESPONSE TO YOUR FOOD ALLERGY INQUIRY IS A QUESTION ITSELF, SUCH AS, "THERE WOULDN'T BE NUTS IN PESTO, WOULD THERE?" Want to contribute to this piece, share what flags your intuition!!! . . photo cred: Bimo Luki . . #foodallergyu #foodallergies #foodallergy #foodallergyawareness #allergyfriendly #foodallergylife #foodallergymom #foodallergydad #foodallergyfamily #foodallergyeducation #foodallergyeducator #kidswithfoodallergies #teal #foodallergyfriendly #nonuts #nodairy #noegg #noeggs #nopeanuts #notreenuts #glutenfree #nowheat #nosoy #nofish #noshellfish
On top of problems re:shortage of Epipens, markets sound alarms that Mylan's bus. platform isn't working. If Mylan restructures, how do we shift advocacy so that leaders listen not only to bottom lines, but also to affordable &ready access to life saving medicine! #foodallergies #foodallergyu #foodallergies #foodallergy #foodallergyawareness #allergyfriendly #foodallergylife #foodallergymom #foodallergydad #foodallergyfamily #foodallergyeducation #foodallergyeducator #kidswithfoodallergies #teal #foodallergyfriendly #nonuts #nodairy #noegg #noeggs #nopeanuts #notreenuts #glutenfree #nowheat #nosoy #nofish #noshellfish
1. Reorder your emergency epinephrine today! Shortages announced accords the continent! 2. Question how it happens that we can have such a shortage of essential and wellness established life saving medication. Either the producers have poor planning and production processes, the number of folks needing epinephrine is rising too quickly or- most likely- BOTH! #epinephrine #epipen #auviq #foodallergies #foodallergy #foodallergyu #foodallergies #foodallergy #foodallergyawareness #allergyfriendly #foodallergylife #foodallergymom #foodallergydad #foodallergyfamily #foodallergyeducation #foodallergyeducator #kidswithfoodallergies #teal #foodallergyfriendly #nonuts #nodairy #noegg #noeggs #nopeanuts #notreenuts #glutenfree #nowheat #nosoy #nofish #noshellfish
‪So many quality self help frameworks don’t always “fit” the lives we live with food allergies. This piece, describing a food challenge, nicely exemplifies how we learn from them, but often apply them differently! ‬Mary Kate’s Hughes’ piece called, “On Comfort and Resilience” : https://www.factscoach.com/blog/2018/5/22/on-comfort-resilience I have written about how typical theory on worry and anxiety sometimes over-pathologizes healthy vigilance and alertness. (See a few pieces in my blog in BIO) . Who has other examples of valuable frameworks or theories that simply don’t fit perfectly our lives? . . #foodalergyanxiety #foodallergyworry #foodallergyvigilance #foodallergyu #foodallergies #foodallergy #foodallergyawareness #allergyfriendly #foodallergylife #foodallergymom #foodallergydad #foodallergyfamily #foodallergyeducation #foodallergyeducator #kidswithfoodallergies #teal #foodallergyfriendly #nonuts #nodairy #noegg #noeggs #nopeanuts #notreenuts #glutenfree #nowheat #nosoy #nofish #noshellfish
Another restaurant shout out.... @medinacafe in Vancouver, Canada. Not only was the service fantastic but their attention to allergies and respect for my cross contact queries were so warmly and respectfully received! Little one even got to eat the waffles! (One year post successful baked egg challenge!) Arrive early, for the line and wait can be tough. Folks know a good thing and flock there! Each of our meals was fantastic! #cafemedina #vancouverfoodie #travellingwithfoodallergies #travelwithfoodallergies . . #foodallergyu #foodallergies #foodallergy #foodallergyawareness #allergyfriendly #foodallergylife #foodallergymom #foodallergydad #foodallergyfamily #foodallergyeducation #foodallergyeducator #kidswithfoodallergies #teal #foodallergyfriendly #nonuts #nodairy #noegg #noeggs #nopeanuts #notreenuts #glutenfree #nowheat #nosoy #nofish #noshellfish
Amazing Vietnamese dinner in Portland, Oregon @luclackitchen ! For shorter lines and greater value try their happy hour offer. Noted our table’s allergy to all tree nuts and we still had tons of varieties to choose from. While She eats peanuts, at our request (inability check for cross contact) they didn’t serve our allergic family member peanut. Great fun, great food, great value #foodworththewait #foodallergyu #foodallergies #foodallergy #foodallergyawareness #allergyfriendly #foodallergylife #foodallergymom #foodallergydad #foodallergyfamily #foodallergyeducation #foodallergyeducator #kidswithfoodallergies #teal #foodallergyfriendly #nonuts #notreenuts #luclackitchen
Traveling far and wide with food allergies- eating fantastically! Pictured here at @medinacafe in Vancouver, B.C. Canada, are three fantastic breakfast items.... vetted beautifully for #foodallergies ! So love shouting out to awesome grub and awesome service! #eatingoutwithfoodallergies #foodallergy #foodallergyu #foodallergymom #foodallergyawareness
Alarmed by shortages of life saving medications - access by hospitals & individuals (not to mention prohibitive pricing.) Food allergy community, would it be more effective to address epinephrine shortages more globally...partnering with the many other communities that also face shortages? How do these shortages, for instance impact the community represented by the @aarp ? Strong financing and lobbying prowess there! Power in Partnering? Food for thought! Also check out the @nytimes article In this photo. #medicineshortages #epinephrine #epipen #epipenshortage #foodallergyu #foodallergies #foodallergy #foodallergyawareness #allergyfriendly #foodallergylife #foodallergymom #foodallergydad #foodallergyfamily #foodallergyeducation #foodallergyeducator #kidswithfoodallergies #teal #foodallergyfriendly #nonuts #nodairy #noegg #noeggs #nopeanuts #notreenuts #glutenfree #nowheat #nosoy #nofish #noshellfish
Honored to be a guest blogger this week for No Nuts Moms Group, where I write about how important it is to me to travel, despite food allergies. When my youngest had an anaphylactic episode in Istanbul, Turkey, at only 18 months old, my husband and I almost lost our gumption to continue our most treasured family pastime - travel. Eager to not succumb to the limitations fear imposes, I read voraciously about traveling with food allergies and learned how to always be as prepared as possible for an emergency. In this piece, I write about traveling to Central and Western Europe, but the preparation, strategies and "mind set" described apply to traveling anywhere. To Empower U to keep on traveling..... read on! . . https://nonutsmomsgroup.weebly.com/blog/guest-blog-amazing-travels-despite-food-allergy-fears-and-frustrations . . #foodallergyu #foodallergies #foodallergy #foodallergyawareness #allergyfriendly #foodallergylife #foodallergymom #foodallergydad #foodallergyfamily #foodallergyeducation #foodallergyeducator #kidswithfoodallergies #teal #foodallergyfriendly #nonuts #nodairy #noegg #noeggs #nopeanuts #notreenuts #glutenfree #nowheat #nosoy #nofish #noshellfish
Keeping your child’s relationship with food healthy and positive is important when food allergies otherwise so often challenge it! How do you foster happy and empowered connections to food despite food limits and allergies? Tonight we started our summer ritual where my daughter cooks once a week (or more if she wants!) I shop and oversee what’s needed and she chooses the music we blast! #cookwithyourkids #foodallergyu #foodallergies #foodallergy #foodallergyawareness #allergyfriendly #foodallergylife #foodallergymom #foodallergydad #foodallergyfamily #foodallergyeducation #foodallergyeducator #kidswithfoodallergies #teal #foodallergyfriendly
A message from one of our certified #FoodAllergy Coaches @foodallergyu with @get_repost ・・・ Planning for summer camp? Well your food allergy advocacy just got a little easier! I just posted a short article about a tool I co-developed to help parents talk to summer camp leaders about their kids food allergy needs! I am giving it away for free if you subscribe! Sign up and get yours just in time for summer camp! Link in bio! . . 📷: rahul shanghag . . #foodallergyu #foodallergies #foodallergy #foodallergyawareness #allergyfriendly #foodallergylife #foodallergymom #foodallergydad #foodallergyfamily #foodallergyeducation #foodallergyeducator #kidswithfoodallergies #teal #foodallergyfriendly #foodallergiesatsummercamp #summercampleaders #summercampfood #summercamps #summercamp #foodallergiesatcamp
About to fly for the first time, dine al fresco at the new Sushi Restaurant down the block or leave on vacation on a cruise in the Caribbean? When you have food allergies, it’s natural to be afraid. But who said that fear has to hold you back? Of course it’s ideal to turn it off but if you can’t... yet.... then simply say, “Move over fear, I’m doing this anyway!” #conqueringfearoffoodallergies #fearoffood #conqueringfears #foodallergyu #foodallergies #foodallergy #foodallergyawareness #allergyfriendly #foodallergylife #foodallergymom #foodallergydad #foodallergyfamily #foodallergyeducation #foodallergyeducator #kidswithfoodallergies #teal #foodallergyfriendly
Planning for summer camp? Well your food allergy advocacy just got a little easier! I just posted a short article about a tool I co-developed to help parents talk to summer camp leaders about their kids food allergy needs! I am giving it away for free if you subscribe! Sign up and get yours just in time for summer camp! Link in bio! . . 📷: rahul shanghag . . #foodallergyu #foodallergies #foodallergy #foodallergyawareness #allergyfriendly #foodallergylife #foodallergymom #foodallergydad #foodallergyfamily #foodallergyeducation #foodallergyeducator #kidswithfoodallergies #teal #foodallergyfriendly #foodallergiesatsummercamp #summercampleaders #summercampfood #summercamps #summercamp #foodallergiesatcamp
Honored to be featured again on @everydayallergenfree ‘s blog. I offer 16 suggestions for soon-to-be or new dads stolen lovingly from the playbook of the fathers in my life- my dad, husband, brothers, step father, grandfathers, cousins, uncles and dear friends. There is of course special mention to those who may or do parent kids with food allergies or other special circumstances. Writing for @everydayallergenfree I hope to support their mission of inspiring confidence living food allergies- and today that includes fathering with confidence! Link: http://bit.ly/2JXDML2 . . . . #everydayallergenfree #yougotthisdad #newdad #soontobedaddy #foodallergyu #foodallergies #foodallergy #foodallergyawareness #allergyfriendly #foodallergylife #foodallergymom #foodallergydad #foodallergyfamily #foodallergyeducation #foodallergyeducator #kidswithfoodallergies #teal #foodallergyfriendly
Honored to be featured again on @everydayallergenfree ‘s blog. I offer 16 suggestions for soon-to-be or new dads stolen lovingly from the playbook of the fathers in my life- my dad, husband, brothers, step father, grandfathers, cousins, uncles and dear friends. There is of course special mention to those who may or do parent kids with food allergies or other special circumstances. Writing for @everydayallergenfree I hope to support their mission of inspiring confidence living food allergies- and today that includes fathering with confidence! Happy Father’s day! Link: http://bit.ly/2JXDML2 . . . . #everydayallergenfree #yougotthisdad #newdad #soontobedaddy #foodallergyu #foodallergies #foodallergy #foodallergyawareness #allergyfriendly #foodallergylife #foodallergymom #foodallergydad #foodallergyfamily #foodallergyeducation #foodallergyeducator #kidswithfoodallergies #teal #foodallergyfriendly #fathersday
If you were to steal a few tactics from your father’s parenting playbook (or your brother’s, uncle’s or grandfather’s), the ones most worthy of passing on to the next generation of dads, which would you choose? Inspired by the soon-to-be dads in my family, my Father’s Day post highlights 16 suggestions, relevant to the real demands of fatherhood taken directly from the dads in my life. The suggestions encompass fathering through play and through loss, parenting a child with learning differences, life threatening food allergies or musical or athletic gifts, partnering during the journey, prioritizing family, and being present for all it brings, from pain to immeasurable joy! Link in bio! #fathersday #fathering #foodallergydad #foodallergyfamily #foodallergydads #parentingfoodallergies #juvenilediabetes #parentingdiabetes @parentingdiabetes #parentingkids #fatherhood #iloveyoudad #foodallergyu #foodallergies #foodallergy #foodallergyawareness #allergyfriendly #foodallergylife #foodallergymom #foodallergydad #foodallergyfamily #foodallergyeducation #foodallergyeducator #kidswithfoodallergies #teal #foodallergyfriendly
Grateful for the courage, stamina & perseverance of #Elijahsecho , creating change to improve safety for the food allergy community, starting with new laws in NYC! Read about the changes taking place in #allergiclivingmagazine www. Allergicliving.com and search Elijah! #foodallergy #saferpreschools #foodallergyawareness #foodallergyu #foodallergies #allergyfriendly #foodallergylife #foodallergymom #foodallergydad #foodallergyfamily #foodallergyeducation #foodallergyeducator #kidswithfoodallergies #teal #foodallergyfriendly
In honor of Food Allergy Awareness Month, let’s celebrate the creative chefs out there- those of you who learn to change recipes to accommodate your dietary needs, eat healthy and please your taste buds! For those of us just starting out, let’s have some fun listing what we use to replace our #allergens . . Replace egg with flax seeds, Ener-G Egg Replacer, or aquafaba! I have even made macarons with it! . Replace dairy milks with soy, rice, flax, or nut milks. . Replace nut butters with seed butters .... #foodallergyu #foodallergies #foodallergy #foodallergyawareness #allergyfriendly #foodallergylife #foodallergymom #foodallergydad #foodallergyfamily #foodallergyeducation #foodallergyeducator #kidswithfoodallergies #teal #foodallergyfriendly #foodreplacement #allergenfree #allergyfriendly #allergyfriendlyfood #creativecooking
Welcome summer! It’s been too long and I’ve certainly missed you. Now that you are here..... time to stock up on .... sunscreen.....hats... sunglasses... and MOST IMPORTANTLY.... temperature control for our epinephrine. What do you use to keep your Epi’s or Auvi’s within their recommended temperature range. Mine say under 86 degrees when on an excursion. Tell me how you do it! Shamelessly brag about your favorite bags, brands, and systems. #keepingepinephrinecool #epipen #auviq #epiinspired #foodallergyu #foodallergies #foodallergy #foodallergyawareness #allergyfriendly #foodallergylife #foodallergymom #foodallergydad #foodallergyfamily #foodallergyeducation #foodallergyeducator #kidswithfoodallergies #teal #foodallergyfriendly
Our journey is often straightforward and at times downright chaotic! Always good to check in with your inner compass. Recalibrate it when needed or improve upon it when it falters. Coaching can help with this process as it can bring into focus what’s important and then operationalize change to live aligned. Are you running around worried all the time? Are you struggling to implement food plans needed to tolerate an old allergen? Are you overwhelmed by school or camp transitions and how to set up allergy friendly services? Private message or contact me through website in profile for support! . #innercompass #coaching #coachingforchange #lifecoaching #toempoweru #empowerment #foodallergyu #foodallergies #foodallergy #foodallergyawareness #allergyfriendly #foodallergylife #foodallergymom #foodallergydad #foodallergyfamily #foodallergyeducation #foodallergyeducator #kidswithfoodallergies #teal #foodallergyfriendly
And the server said, “we don’t serve nuts here”, and they vetted each and every item for an egg allergy, and they consulted with me twice to be “sure” on certain items, and @mingtsai was welcoming, friendly and feeling photogenic, AND the food and service were great! Kudos to a celebrity chef promoting allergy-safe and entrepreneurial practices nation-wide and for practicing what he preaches in Boston at @bluedragonbos .... Now THAT was a fun family outing! . . . #bluedragonboston #mingtsai #chefswithapurpose #celebritychef #celebritychefs #eatingoutwithfoodallergies #foodallergyu #foodallergies #foodallergy #foodallergyawareness #allergyfriendly #foodallergylife #foodallergymom #foodallergydad #foodallergyfamily #foodallergyeducation #foodallergyeducator #kidswithfoodallergies #teal #foodallergyfriendly
Since each person is different, and each reaction is different and can’t be predicted by prior experiences, knowing how much is too much is critical! Each country defines its standards to receive a free-from designation. For example, the amount of gluten a product can contain to still merit the gluten-free is usually given in “parts per million (ppm)” or by weight (mg/kg). In Australia the threshold is 3 parts per million and in the US and EU it must be under 20 mg/kg or ppm. . . #glutenfree #freefrom #freefromgluten #foodallergyu #foodallergies #foodallergy #foodallergyawareness #allergyfriendly #foodallergylife #foodallergymom #foodallergydad #foodallergyfamily #foodallergyeducation #foodallergyeducator #kidswithfoodallergies #teal #foodallergyfriendly
Happy Food Allergy Awareness Week! 👐🏻 Giveaways are planned for later in the week so stay tuned. 👀 To kick things off, here’s a great resource for anyone with food allergies. . I’m so happy I “bumped into” @allergyreality on Instagram. This is an awesome app for kids or adults with allergies. It equips you with the knowledge and training you need to live your best life with allergies. . Check out @allergyreality and also click the link in MY bio to see the guest post they did for Eat or Drink. 👏🏻 . PC📷 @allergyreality
Honored to be featured again in @everydayallergenfree in a piece that explores how mistakes are a part of the journey when managing food allergies. It’s a shout out to moms everywhere today for all you do! Check it out by visiting their website or clicking through my bio. And for you adults out there with food allergies, send it out to your mothers! . . #everydayallergenfree #inspireconfidence #mothersday #foodallergyu #foodallergies #foodallergy #foodallergyawareness #allergyfriendly #foodallergylife #foodallergymom #foodallergydad #foodallergyfamily #foodallergyeducation #foodallergyeducator #kidswithfoodallergies #teal #foodallergyfriendly
Food allergies, auto-immune disease? While the physiology of our conditions differ significantly, our food journeys have much in common. Interesting facts (thanks @foodallergygal ): Wheat, not gluten is a common food allergen. Gluten is a mixture of two proteins typically found in wheat, barley, rye, etc…. Celiac Disease is an auto-immune and digestive disorder. The average time a person waits to get diagnosed with celiac is 6 - 10 years. . . . #celiac #glutenfree #glutenintolerant #glutenintolerance #wheatfree #wheatallergy #foodallergyu #foodallergies #foodallergy #foodallergyawareness #allergyfriendly #foodallergylife #foodallergymom #foodallergydad #foodallergyfamily #foodallergyeducation #foodallergyeducator #kidswithfoodallergies #teal #foodallergyfriendly
Here is a shout out to Moms on Mother’s Day- Offering Compassion for our flawed, but courageous and beautiful journey parenting a child with food allergies.... . . We all learn from our errors. After reading somewhere that “mistakes are opportunities to learn,” I used the mantra repeatedly with my own kids, suffering for years the subsequent eye roll, hoping that I drilled patience, risk taking and resilience into them, with such overt and subliminal messaging. But could I walk that talk? Could I tolerate my own parenting errors with self-compassion? Parenting mistakes are the hardest to endure, because the work matters more than any other. And what happens when the mistakes involve exposing your child to her food allergen accidentally? Check out the link in my bio to read this newest post- my shout out to all moms, especially this with food allergies! Go to my bio for a link to the newest post in my blog! . #mothersday #mothersdaygift #mothersdayoffer #mothersday2018 #foodallergyu #foodallergies #foodallergy #foodallergyawareness #allergyfriendly #foodallergylife #foodallergymom #foodallergydad #foodallergyfamily #foodallergyeducation #foodallergyeducator #kidswithfoodallergies #teal #foodallergyfriendly
17 million people are affected by food allergies in the US, with 1 in 12 children diagnosed. Over 50% of adults report developing at least one food allergy after the age of 18. The number of peanut allergies quadrupled between 1997 and 2010. These staggering statistics call for quick and immediate research and thought leadership to find a cure! . . #adultonsetallergies #foodallergyu #foodallergies #foodallergy #foodallergyawareness #allergyfriendly #foodallergylife #foodallergymom #foodallergydad #foodallergyfamily #foodallergyeducation #foodallergyeducator #kidswithfoodallergies #teal #foodallergyfriendly #endallergiestogether #endallergies
Under Federal Law, Food Allergies are considered a disability; those living with food allergies may qualify an individual for protection under the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1972. There is tremendous support online to help you in developing a 504. Our community has offered webinars, info sheets and other great resources. Check them out (tagged below) or hire a coach/advocate like me to hold your hand through the process! I developed a unique and simple system to guide families through this process. PM or contact me through bio. . . @foodallergy @kidswithfoodallergies @endallergiestogether @faactnews @aafanational . . #handholdingthrough504 #504foodallergies #foodallergy504 #504 #foodallergyu #foodallergies #foodallergy #foodallergyawareness #allergyfriendly #foodallergylife #foodallergymom #foodallergydad #foodallergyfamily #foodallergyeducation #foodallergyeducator #kidswithfoodallergies #teal #foodallergyfriendly
Allergens can be used in self-care products (soaps, shampoos, make up, lotions, etc….), medications or cleaning products. Always read labels! . . #foodallergyu #foodallergies #foodallergy #foodallergyawareness #allergyfriendly #foodallergylife #foodallergymom #foodallergydad #foodallergyfamily #foodallergyeducation #foodallergyeducator #kidswithfoodallergies #teal #foodallergyfriendly
The European Union requires labels to list the top 14 allergens. Canada labeling laws mention the top 10. The U.S. only recognizes 8 major allergens in its food labeling practices. #foodallergies #foodallergy #kidswithfoodallergies ##top8 #foodallergyawareness #foodallergyu
It's grilling season! > GRILLING WITH FOOD ALLERGIES INSPIRATION ALERT! Avoid cross contact by cleaning your grill. Some like using a foil wrap as an added protection. Use clean grilling tools. Read labels on all spices, rubs, marinades and sauces. While the grill attracts crowds with offers to "watch, baste and or flip" best to have one chef follow your meal to completion, making sure tools and surfaces stay as you need them. . . . #grillingwithfoodallergies #foodallergies  #allergyfriendly #foodintolerance  #nutfree  #soyfree  #dairyfree  #foodallergy  #allergicliving  #eggallergy #peanutallergy  #treenutallergy  #wheatallergy  #milkallergy  #kidswithfoodallergies #livingwithfoodallergies #foodallergylife #top8 #foodallergyu
Honored to be a guest writer for @everydayallergenfree. In this piece I celebrate how the food allergy journey, while riddled with challenges and worry, also brings often overlooked gifts of character, compassion and resilience: Check it out at http://bit.ly/positivesfoodallergy. #foodallergies  #foodintolerances  #nutfree  #soyfree  #dairyfree  #foodallergy  #allergicliving  #fishallergy  #eggallergy #peanutallergy  #treenutallergy  #wheatallergy  #milkallergy  #kidswithfoodallergies #allergicliving #livingwithfoodallergies #top8 #sensitivetofoodallergies #foodallergyu #foodallergife #foodallergymom #foodallergydad #epipen #auviq #epinephrine #alwayscarryepinephrine #resilience #selfregulation #compassion #silverlining #everydayallergenfree
Two family members’ needs met in one muffin: avoiding certain allergens and building tolerance to others! Needed a quick easy gluten, legume and sugar free muffin with lots of almond and egg! And the amazing part of this baking success is that I winged it! So I can’t share the recipe bc I can’t even remember it. Ingredients: eggs, egg whites, almond flour, and banana. #wingingtherecipe #playwithingredients #foodallergyu #glutenfree #legumefree #allergentolerance #foodchallenge #foodchallenges #eggchallenge #almondchallenge #paleomuffins #bakingwithfoodallergies
Free from 7 of the 8 top allergens, this Dover Sole with a coconut milk curry sauce was delicious! All ingredients can be prepped or made ahead so it’s a great dish when hosting. #top8free #top8allergenfree #freefromcooking #foodallergyu #foodallergycreativity #creativecooking
Inspired by speaker, author and food allergy activist @robynobrienusa who spoke at @endallergiestogether ‘s fundraiser last night. She challenges us all to raise our voices on behalf of our kids- their health and how our nation’s food impacts it. #endallergiestogether #fundingacureforfoodallergies #ourkidsareourfuture #toempoweru #foodallergyu
Inspired by speaker, author and food allergy activist @robynobrienusa who spoke at @endallergiestogether ‘s fundraiser last night. She challenges us all to raise our voices on behalf of our kids- their health and how our nation’s food impacts it. #endallergiestogether #fundingacureforfoodallergies #ourkidsareourfuture #toempoweru #foodallergyu
When the Doc clears you to build tolerance for an old allergen....creativity and patience are in high demand. Small dosing sesame is a unique one ... this week’s plan, red pepper hummus is pictured here. Vitamix tells you to blend till you see four mounds form. I think the hummus blossoms into a flower! Yum! What’s your favorite way to keep tahini in the diet? #sesamefree #sesameallergy #toleratingsesame #foodchallenges #sesamefood challenge #foodallergies  #foodintolerances  #nutfree  #soyfree  #dairyfree  #foodallergy  #allergicliving  #fishallergy  #eggallergy #peanutallergy  #treenutallergy  #wheatallergy  #milkallergy  #kidswithfoodallergies #allergicliving #foodallergygal #livingwithfoodallergies #top8 #sensitivetofoodallergies #foodallergyu #foodallergife #foodallergymom #foodallergydad #alwayscarryepinephrine
Language matters! Check out this menu- from a Disney restaurant soon to be featured in one of my upcoming travel entries- inspiring travel with food allergies. The menu lists for whom each plate is made.... for which food allergy. My family could eat almost every entree! Oh the power of words! Language matters! #languagematters #foodallergies  #foodintolerances  #nutfree  #soyfree  #dairyfree  #foodallergy  #allergicliving  #fishallergy  #eggallergy #peanutallergy  #treenutallergy  #wheatallergy  #milkallergy  #kidswithfoodallergies #allergicliving #livingwithfoodallergies #top8 #sensitivetofoodallergies #foodallergyu #foodallergickids #foodallergymom #foodallergydad #epipen #auviq #epinephrine #alwayscarryepineph #travelwithfoodallergies
#meandmyepi #meandmyauvi #meandmyepinephrine #justincase #foodallergyu Taking photos of all the places I go and the things I do.... me and my epinephrine. Let's make it cool to carry epinephrine! # Just in case! Even when playing Quiddich or heading to Gringotts! Challenging you to do the same and tag FOODALLERGYU in your post! #foodallergies  #foodintolerances  #nutfree  #soyfree  #dairyfree  #foodallergy  #allergicliving  #fishallergy  #eggallergy #peanutallergy  #treenutallergy  #wheatallergy  #milkallergy  #kidswithfoodallergies #allergicliving #foodallergygal #livingwithfoodallergies #top8 #sensitivetofoodallergies #foodallergyu #foodallergife #foodallergymom #foodallergydad #epipen #auviq #epinephrine #alwayscarryepinephrine
Only 50% to 75% of people prescribed epinephrine for food allergies carry it with them. Take photos of all the places you go and the things you do.... you and your epinephrine TOGETHER! Hashtag your photos: #meandmyepi #meandmyauvi #meandmyepinephrine #justincase Source of statistics: Stephen F. Kemp, Richard F. Lockey & F. Estelle R. Simons: Eoinephrine: The Drug of Choice for Anaphylaxis— A Statement of the World Allergy Organization
One of my central goals is to motivate clients to push through challenges and learn to live, work, love and play despite them.  Often, this doesn’t involve fixing a problem, but rather living fully in spite of it!  In 2008 my family’s passion for travel was threatened. My husband and I had travelled with our babies, since 1995, every opportunity we had - domestically and internationally. But when our youngest had an anaphylactic episode in Istanbul, Turkey, at only 18 months old, we almost lost our gumption to continue our family pastime. Eager to not succumb to the limitations fear imposes, I read voraciously about traveling with food allergies and learned how to always be as prepared as possible for an emergency. This is the story of one recent journey to Western and Central Europe, which highlights my belief that being as informed, prepared and empowered as possible facilitates an easier, relaxing and more enjoyable trip. The experiences described in my newest blog entry can be relevant if your destination is global or right at home in the U.S.A! 📷: Tudor Stanica. @kociakawiarnia @youmikosushi @konyvbar #travelindenmark #travelinpoland #travelinhungary #travelinbudapest #travelinkrakow #krakow #budapest #copenhagen #foodallergies #travelwithfoodallergies #travellingwithfoodallergies #feastfortheeyes #travelingwithfoodallergies 😍 #foodallergies #nonuts #diaryfree #allergenfree #foodallergy #foodallergyfamily #foodallergycoach #lifecoaching #specialdiet #allergictraveller #allergytravels #foodallergyfamily #foodallergyfriendly #foodallergymom #howtotravelwithfoodallergies #toempoweru #foodallergyu
One of my central goals is to motivate clients to push through challenges and learn to live, work, love and play despite them.  Often, this doesn’t involve fixing a problem, but rather living fully in spite of it!  In 2008 my family’s passion for travel was threatened. My husband and I had travelled with our babies, since 1995, every opportunity we had - domestically and internationally. But when our youngest had an anaphylactic episode in Istanbul, Turkey, at only 18 months old, we almost lost our gumption to continue our family pastime. Eager to not succumb to the limitations fear imposes, I read voraciously about traveling with food allergies and learned how to always be as prepared as possible for an emergency. This is the story of one recent journey to Western and Central Europe, which highlights my belief that being as informed, prepared and empowered as possible facilitates an easier, relaxing and more enjoyable trip. The experiences described in my newest blog entry can be relevant if your destination is global or right at home in the U.S.A! 📷: Tudor Stanica. @kociakawiarnia @youmikosushi @konyvbar #travelindenmark #travelinpoland #travelinhungary #travelinbudapest #travelinkrakow #krakow #budapest #copenhagen #foodallergies #travelwithfoodallergies #travellingwithfoodallergies #feastfortheeyes #travelingwithfoodallergies 😍 #foodallergies #nonuts #diaryfree #allergenfree #foodallergy #foodallergyfamily #foodallergycoach #lifecoaching #specialdiet #allergictraveller #allergytravels #foodallergyfamily #foodallergyfriendly #foodallergymom #howtotravelwithfoodallergies #toempoweru #foodallergyu
Raising awareness (and funding, research & support) is key to helping our kids with food allergies navigate life with less anxiety! So is getting help! Grateful for mainstream press that supports the cause! http://www.washingtonpost.com/sf/brand-connect/childrensnational/a-surprising-side-effect-of-childrens-allergies/ #foodallergies  #foodintolerances  #nutfree  #soyfree  #dairyfree  #foodallergy  #allergicliving  #fishallergy  #eggallergy #peanutallergy  #treenutallergy  #wheatallergy  #milkallergy  #kidswithfoodallergies #allergicliving #foodallergygal #livingwithfoodallergies #top8 #sensitivetofoodallergies #foodallergyu #foodallergife #foodallergymom #foodallergydad #anxietywithfoodallergies #anxiouskids #anxiousmom #anxiousmommy #foodallergyworry #foodallergyawareness #foodallergyproblems
Fun with food.... despite food restrictions and allergies.... pictured here is a beautiful tagine-baked Moroccan dish! My dear friend and her daughter spent an afternoon cooking together, using a cherished family recipe. The outcome is stunning and delicious and more importantly, “getting there-“ the shared experience -was priceless! #cookwithyourmom #authenticcooking #foodallergies #foodallergies  #foodintolerances  #nutfree  #soyfree  #dairyfree  #foodallergy  #allergicliving  #fishallergy  #eggallergy #peanutallergy  #treenutallergy  #wheatallergy  #milkallergy  #kidswithfoodallergies #allergicliving #foodallergygal #livingwithfoodallergies #top8 #sensitivetofoodallergies #foodallergyu #foodallergife #foodallergymom #foodallergydad #cookwithtagine #tagine
The New Year’s here and this holiday season soon comes to a close. So here’s a shout out to all you ritual keepers, house decorators, cookie bakers, craft makers, turkey carvers, midnight wrappers, story readers, photo takers, board gamers, football tossers and card writers…. celebrate your holiday efforts and know that your intentions resonate now and for generations to come! Take a deep breath and as the regular routines return and you reclaim your work spaces (homes, offices or minivans) do so with a large, self-acknowledging smile! Happy New Year! #celebrateyou #celebrate #shoutouts #shoutout #shoutouttoyou #empower #empoweringyou #empoweringwomen #lifecoaching #lifecoach #toempoweru
And the count down ends as the New Year fast approaches. Final tip of 2017 for those celebrating the holidays with food allergies: Reflect on all the year has offered you, that nourishes you beyond food… friendship, the arts, romance, satisfying study or work, scientific and intellectual curiosity, hobbies, etc… Take a deep breath and be thankful for these gifts and make plans to keep them central in your life for the New Year to come. Happy New Year from me to you! May your celebrations be full of gifts that nourish in the most profound of ways. Here is one of mine this season- an old fashioned game of Clue with my gang! #foodallergies  #foodintolerances  #nutfree  #soyfree  #dairyfree  #foodallergy  #allergicliving  #fishallergy  #eggallergy #peanutallergy  #treenutallergy  #wheatallergy  #milkallergy  #kidswithfoodallergies #allergicliving #foodallergygal #livingwithfoodallergies #top8 #sensitivetofoodallergies #foodallergyu #foodallergife #foodallergymom #foodallergydad #nonfoodtreat #nonfoodreward #nonfoodrewards #nonfood #nourishment #nourishwithoutfood #nourishbeyondfood
Navigating the Holidays with Food Allergies New Year’s Count Down... day 2’s tip: When celebrating with kids with food allergies, practice, practice and practice. Ask little Joey, what do you do if Aunt Susie offers you a cookie, and says,” Oh, honey, just a little bite won’t matter.” Coach Jackson through a response to such food invites: “Thank you for offering. I have to check first with my mommy because even the smallest amount can cause a reaction.” Set the rules. Is it ok for Celeste to help herself, or does she need to serve her food with a parent present? Anticipate, prepare and practice! #foodallergies  #foodintolerances  #nutfree  #soyfree  #dairyfree  #foodallergy  #allergicliving  #fishallergy  #eggallergy #peanutallergy  #treenutallergy  #wheatallergy  #milkallergy  #kidswithfoodallergies #allergicliving #foodallergygal #livingwithfoodallergies #top8 #sensitivetofoodallergies #foodallergyu #foodallergife #foodallergymom #foodallergydad
Navigating the Holidays with Food Allergies Count Down day #3 : If traveling overseas, know food labeling practices in your destination. Do they label top 8, top 10 and if so what are they? Travel with some hostess gifts, including food. If traveling to a place where you don’t speak the language, get travel cards with a list of your allergies and an explanation of how serious they are. Shoot me an email (in profile) to learn more about how to do that!
Counting down to the New Year with food allergiesTip#4 : If your allergies are severe or the activities tip the cross contact scales against you, self-advocate and find a buddy to support you. If your toddler is milk allergic, and the kids are sharing toys in the playroom, insist on hand washing after eating. If your child is mouthing everything, travel with his own toys to reduce risk. And for the grown up kids who love to play, it’s just as important to self advocate. When starting a friendly game of poker and the guys want to snack on nuts, explain why toasted chickpeas, wasabi edamame or potato chips might be safer before you join in. Speaking up and asking for help is actually kind and instructive- it gives true friends an opportunity to be helpful and reveals those you need to spend less time with! 📷: Colin Maynard
Counting down to New Year day 6’s tip : When eating elsewhere, many folks living with food allergies carry an additional burden on anxiety and worry. It helps to build relaxation into your day. Come up with a solid plan for safe eating and come prepared for a reaction (with medicine). With those two strategies in place, lighten things up! Breathe deeply and then be playful and silly! Hug often, smile frequently and laugh from your belly….. and your brain will follow, lightening the worry and paving the way to relaxing into your holiday! 📷: London Scout @scoutthecity
Today we get Tip#7 and #6 of my Count Down to the New Year when navigating the holidays with food allergies... If you are hosting loved ones with food allergies, hang on to the labels of your ingredients! Often very sensitive and caring friends and family work hard to provide safe food for my family; those who save the labels, letting me vet the allergens are holiday heroes.
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