Food Allergy Alert — nut allergy

Food Allergy | How safe is your school?

Food Allergy | How safe is your school?

When our child entered Kindergarten, the concept of peanut free schools didn’t exist and trying to educate his teachers about food allergens was quite a challenge to say the least. My only choice was to teach our child how to live with food allergies.

At the age of two, I started taking him to the supermarket almost daily to help him visually learn what he could and could not eat. By age four, he was reading labels and could tell if it was safe to eat the food. “Better safe than sorry” continues to be our mantra. Not eating and...


How do I know if my child is having a food allergy anaphylaxis reaction?

How do I know if my child is having a food allergy anaphylaxis reaction?

Most parents of children who have had more than one food allergic reaction will tell you that symptoms are never the same. 
Common symptoms of a severe reactions, known as anaphylaxis or anaphylactic attack are: difficulty breathing , mouth/throat swelling,  loss of consciousness,  drop in blood pressure,  hives diarrhea, vomiting, cramping, and the list goes on.

What might seem at first like a simple rash could be a warning