Profile of a Food Allergic Kid: Jessica Gray Schipp (#AllergicToEverything)

Jessica Gray Schipp was first diagnosed with multiple food allergies in 2010. Having no idea how to start navigating her new life, she created a one-stop resource to help manage the dangerous complications of food allergies. AllergyBites: What foods are you allergic to? Jessica Gray Schipp: Gluten, wheat, oats, eggs, corn, soy, shellfish. AB: Can … Continue reading Profile of a Food Allergic Kid: Jessica Gray Schipp (#AllergicToEverything)

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Allergy-Friendly Restaurant Review: Hype Food Co.

Restaurants that appear on AllergyBites may have updated their menu or changed management since a review was posted. Please confirm that they are still allergy-friendly & that menu items don’t contain your allergen(s) before visiting or placing your order. I've been excitedly awaiting the opening of Hype Food Co. since I first heard whispers of … Continue reading Allergy-Friendly Restaurant Review: Hype Food Co.

Yes, Allergy-Aware Babysitters Do Exist

For parents of children with food allergies, finding free time can be tough. But finding a caregiver we feel confident leaving our children with can feel like mission impossible. That's exactly why our Allergy-Aware Babysitter Series was born. Because capable, local help does exist. And allergy parents deserve a night out too. Read our first post in this … Continue reading Yes, Allergy-Aware Babysitters Do Exist

Going to the Dentist When Your Child Has Food Allergies

April is Oral Health Month. So we asked dentist and allergy mom Jyoti Parmar how to make sure a dentist appointment for a child with food allergies is safe and low-stress. She kindly agreed to share the inside scoop (and some great tips!) with us. As every parent of children with food allergies knows, careful preparation is … Continue reading Going to the Dentist When Your Child Has Food Allergies

From the Mouth of an Allergy Mom: “The Day My World Turned Upside Down”

Editor's Note: When a fellow allergy mom shared this beautifully written post in a private online support group, I couldn't help but tear up as I read her words. Because they could have been my words. Or your words. Suddenly, I felt like I had to share her message with the world. A huge thanks to … Continue reading From the Mouth of an Allergy Mom: “The Day My World Turned Upside Down”

Nutrition Month & Food Allergies: When your superfood is our kryptonite

Nutrition Month & Food Allergies: When Their Superfood is Our Kryptonite

It's been over a year since my son's diagnosis. But it's still rather surreal to me that many of the foods society is encouraged to eat for their fabulous health benefits could, in fact, kill my child. And seeing that March is Nutrition Month, it's been pretty much impossible to escape all of those "helpful" … Continue reading Nutrition Month & Food Allergies: When Their Superfood is Our Kryptonite