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)

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)

Allergy-Friendly Restaurant Review: Earlscourt BBQ

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. A New Favourite Place for My 2 Favourite Guys If I told you that I -- … Continue reading Allergy-Friendly Restaurant Review: Earlscourt BBQ

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)

Profile of a Food-Allergic Kid: Joey DiGangi (AssureTech)

Joey DiGangi is a recent graduate who's had severe food allergies his entire life. For the past 2 years, he's been working alongside students, faculty, and alumni to invent a technology that will help make a difference for those living with food allergies. Currently, Joey is living and working in Taiwan. AllergyBites: What foods are … Continue reading Profile of a Food-Allergic Kid: Joey DiGangi (AssureTech)

A Nana’s Perspective: Christmas Baking & Food Allergies

Hi, everyone, Kathleen here! I'm excited to share with you this blog post written by mom, a.k.a. Allergy Nana. She's been so wonderful at accommodating my son's multiple allergies, making us feel safe and comfortable at her home, that I wanted to hear what it's been like from her perspective -- especially at a time like … Continue reading A Nana’s Perspective: Christmas Baking & Food Allergies