Last month, I wasn't feeling very good about this whole food allergy situation. So when this contest came up in my Twitter feed, I wondered if I could honestly answer the question: "Tell us why food allergies rock." Good timing, though, because it forced me to think about the good that has come out of my … Continue reading Food Allergies… Rock?
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Travelling with food allergies? Triple check your travel insurance.
Planning a trip? Treat food allergies the way you would a pre-existing condition—because they are one. Read this post for an amazing update. When it comes to buying a new food for your food-allergic little one, you always triple check the ingredient list, right? Well, if you're planning a family trip, I highly recommend you … Continue reading Travelling with food allergies? Triple check your travel insurance.
Profile of an Allergy Parent: Allison Venditti (Toronto Allergy Support Group)
Allison Venditti is the mom of 2 little boys who are allergic to various foods. She founded a local support group after her first son was diagnosed with food allergies in the double digits. AllergyBites: What foods are your children allergic to? Allison Venditti: My oldest - peanuts, tree nuts (some), eggs, soy, sesame and … Continue reading Profile of an Allergy Parent: Allison Venditti (Toronto Allergy Support Group)
How Raising a Child With Food Allergies Impacts Mental Health
One month later: In response to this post, I decided to write about the brighter side of food allergies. If you're needing a pick-me-up or would like to check out a list of supports, feel free to read this. May is Food Allergy Awareness Month. It's also Mental Health Awareness Month. So I decided to write about … Continue reading How Raising a Child With Food Allergies Impacts Mental Health
This allergy-friendly restaurant is a local celebrity’s safe eating spot…
This allergy-friendly restaurant review was not written by AllergyBites founder, Kathleen O'Hagan. Kathleen is a writer, a foodie, and the mom of a toddler with multiple food allergies. She loves seeking out accommodating eating spots and sharing them with the food allergy community. All opinions are her own. If you're a member of the AllergyBites … Continue reading This allergy-friendly restaurant is a local celebrity’s safe eating spot…
Allergy-Friendly Restaurant Review: Famoso Neapolitan Pizzeria
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. Famoso Pizzeria Does Food Allergies Right By Kathleen O'Hagan Well, I finally made it out to … Continue reading Allergy-Friendly Restaurant Review: Famoso Neapolitan Pizzeria
Death of a Dream, Birth of an Idea
While pregnant, one of my biggest concerns was having a picky eater. I somehow didn't worry about sleep at all (naive first time mama here!). But if sleep didn't cross my mind, I didn't even consider the possibility of a food allergy.