It’s 6:00 am. I should be hopping in the shower before work but my head is throbbing and I feel awful. I check my temperature and sure enough, I have fever. This means I’m going to have to call in sick. Ugh! Teachers hate to call in sick. It usually means lessons need to be.. read more →

A couple of weeks ago, I posted a blog about how to respond to a school when they state that an accommodation can’t be made because they cannot guarantee it 100%.   Since that time, I have had many questions about what common sense measures SHOULD be implemented to reduce risk.    I have devoted many blogs.. read more →

19 Sep 2015
September 19, 2015

Thank You Sanofi!

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We are so excited about our Community Food Allergy Conference this weekend!  We would to thank the speakers that so graciously share their expertise and experience for the benefit of those with food allergies.  This includes:  Dr. Scott Sicherer, Paul Antico, Colette Martin, Lisa Apa and Ally Morgenthal.  We’d also like to thank all those.. read more →

17 Sep 2015
September 17, 2015

Speaker Spotlight: Paul Antico

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  We are so honored to have you speak at the Community Food Allergy Conference. I have seen you speak at many conferences including your own Allergy Eats conference.  What inspires you to speak out? Having lived the food allergy life for 15 or so years now, and being closer to the whole community over.. read more →

14 Sep 2015
September 14, 2015

Speaker Spotlight: Colette Martin

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  We are so honored to have you speak at the Community Food Allergy Conference. I have seen you speak and provide cooking demonstration in many settings from private homes to large conferences.  What is your inspiration to do this? When my son was diagnosed with multiple food allergies at age ten, I had no idea.. read more →

In my role as a consultant and also as a parent, I have had many conversations over the years with school administrators and parents regarding school accommodations.  One point that continually comes up regarding this is the concept of “eliminating all allergens”. Schools don’t feel comfortable guaranteeing 100% allergen-free space because they don’t want to.. read more →

02 Sep 2015
September 2, 2015

**NEW** Best Back to School Resources

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I am so happy to see the wealth of information and resources provided this year for back to school.  Just a few short years ago it was difficult to find any information targeted to schools so many (including me) began to created them ourselves.  Our children spend the bulk of their waking hours in school.. read more →

  Typically when I post about antihistamines, it’s a warning that they are NOT effective for treating anaphylaxis.  But did you know, that many antihistamines on the market are actually considered potentially dangerous? Yet many people use these antihistamines to treat environmental allergies, Oral Allergy Syndrome and other conditions. This information took me by surprise.. read more →