Dear Ireland, your “May Contain Nuts” warnings are driving me nutty

One of the big reasons my husband and I decided we were ready to head off to Ireland for a year -- despite multiple food allergies!! -- was the labelling here. Having an allergy outside of the top 10 (now top 14) is not easy, but we found that challenge a little more do-able due … Continue reading Dear Ireland, your “May Contain Nuts” warnings are driving me nutty

May is for Food Allergy Awareness & Mental Health Awareness

Since Food Allergy Awareness Month also happens to be Mental Health Awareness Month, I decided to compile a list of allergy-friendly resources for anyone who's finding this stage of the allergy journey particularly tough. When it comes to food allergies, I can attest to the fact that there are definitely ups and downs. You go … Continue reading May is for Food Allergy Awareness & Mental Health Awareness

Profile of an Allergy Parent: Jennifer Fortino (Not So Nutty Mom)

Jennifer Fortino is a high school English teacher and the mom of two little ones. While her four-year-old-daughter has an anaphylactic allergy to tree nuts, her two-year-old son has no known allergies to date. It took her awhile to accept the emotional hardship and everyday challenges that accompanied her daughter's diagnosis -- she has witnessed … Continue reading Profile of an Allergy Parent: Jennifer Fortino (Not So Nutty Mom)

Foodie Trip to NYC: 9 Allergy-Friendly Restaurant Reviews

Planning a trip to New York? Have food allergies? Then read on... When you have a kid with food allergies, planning a trip can be stressful enough, but the thought of travelling with someone outside of your 'allergy bubble' is downright anxiety-provoking. Travelling with another allergy mama, however, is the best. You never have to … Continue reading Foodie Trip to NYC: 9 Allergy-Friendly Restaurant Reviews

Allergy-Friendly Restaurant Review: Milestones (Ottawa)

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. Milestones Goes the Extra Mile By Lisa Ienzi Under our roof, we have six food allergies … Continue reading Allergy-Friendly Restaurant Review: Milestones (Ottawa)

Profile of an Allergy Parent: Katelyn Reynolds (Top 10 Challenge)

Katelyn Reynolds is the mom of an almost two-year-old with multiple food allergies -- and not all the anaphylactic kind. Her son was also diagnosed with a rare condition called FPIES (more on this below). Life since the diagnosis has been a huge adjustment for Katelyn and her family, especially considering none of them had/have … Continue reading Profile of an Allergy Parent: Katelyn Reynolds (Top 10 Challenge)