Profile of an Allergy Parent: Zahra Bhanji (Top 10 Challenge Committee)

Zahra Bhanji was a food allergy aunt before she was a food allergy mom. As a food allergy aunt, she always went the extra mile to ensure her nephew was safe and that her sister and brother-in-law trusted her with their child. Now, as a food allergy mom, she has a 'zero tolerance' protocol in … Continue reading Profile of an Allergy Parent: Zahra Bhanji (Top 10 Challenge Committee)

Allergy-Friendly Restaurant Review: Nando’s (Swords)

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. Peri-Peri Meets Friendly-Friendly By Kathleen O'Hagan Time certainly flies. I can't believe this is my first … Continue reading Allergy-Friendly Restaurant Review: Nando’s (Swords)

Travelling with Food Allergies: 14 Lessons Learned During Our Portugal Trip

Travelling with kids is easy, said no parent ever. Add allergies to the mix, and well, you might just need a vacation from your vacation. As much as the hubby and I had a blast during our recent trip to Portugal, it certainly wasn't the relaxing, stress-free trip we used to enjoy pre-kiddo. If you're … Continue reading Travelling with Food Allergies: 14 Lessons Learned During Our Portugal Trip

Allergy-Friendly Restaurant Review: The Retreat Café (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. Allergy-Friendly Meals Made from Scratch By Chantal Secours Are you looking for the perfect way to … Continue reading Allergy-Friendly Restaurant Review: The Retreat Café (Ottawa)

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)

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)

Profile of an Allergy Parent: Jennifer Trenbeth (Top 10 Challenge)

(Super) Mom Jennifer Trenbeth has 4 children, ranging in age from 12 to 1. But only her eldest daughter, Madison, has been diagnosed with allergies to date. A staunch allergy advocate, Jennifer's education efforts have brought about many positive changes in her community of Owen Sound. Jennifer is also known locally for making customized top … Continue reading Profile of an Allergy Parent: Jennifer Trenbeth (Top 10 Challenge)

Profile of an Allergy Parent: Julie Pliotas-Ferguson (Top 10 Challenge)

Julie has been an allergy mom for close to 4 years now. Neither she or her husband have food allergies, so she was "completely blindsided" when her son was first diagnosed. Plus, she says she had bought into the theory that if you consume top allergens while your baby is in utero that it would help … Continue reading Profile of an Allergy Parent: Julie Pliotas-Ferguson (Top 10 Challenge)