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[Sponsored] A Delicate Balance: Tips for Managing Nutrition, Stress, and Food Aversion When Your Child Has Food Allergies

We thank Else Nutrition for their sponsorship of this blog post to help us share information about nutrition for children with food allergies. This is a sponsored post and is not an endorsement of any company or its products, nor is it a guarantee of the products’ safety. The funding we received for this advertisement helps support our free food allergy and asthma programs. Note: Else Nutrition products contain almond. To learn more about their products’ ingredients, contact Else Nutrition .

[Sponsored] 2021 Allergy-Friendly Halloween Candy Guide

We thank Enjoy Life Foods for their sponsorship of this blog post to help us share information about candy options for children with food allergies. This is a sponsored post and is not an endorsement of any company or its products, nor is it a guarantee of the products’ safety. The funding we received for this advertisement helps support our free food allergy and asthma programs. The scary part of Halloween should be stories of witches and ghosts, not the candy. Food-centered holidays can be...

Allergy-Friendly Grab-and-Go Breakfasts for Busy Mornings

Weekday mornings can be hectic – packing lunches and backpacks, finding lost shoes and library books, and making sure everyone has a good breakfast to start the day. Serve up a homemade breakfast even on busy days by making family favorites ahead and freezing. Muffins Bake up a batch of your family’s favorite muffins and freeze. After baking, allow them to cool completely. Then arrange on a baking sheet to freeze. Once frozen, store them in an airtight container or zip-top freezer bag.

Allergy-Friendly School Lunch Ideas: A Week of Wheat-Free Alternatives

Sandwiches are often a go-to lunch option – unless you are avoiding wheat or gluten. If your child has a wheat allergy , that does not mean they can’t have tasty lunches. It gives you the chance to be a little more creative. Try our wheat- and gluten-free twists on traditional lunches! Is your child allergic to more than just wheat? We have additional resources if you’re managing multiple food allergies. Ask other parents for lunch ideas on our Food and Cooking Support forum . Search our...

Allergy-Friendly School Lunch Ideas: A Week of Milk-Free Alternatives for Lunch

Milk products, especially yogurt, cheese, and cream cheese, are popular lunch box staples. Packing a fun and healthy lunch without them can be a challenge if your child has a milk allergy . This week of milk-free lunch box alternatives is the answer to boring lunches. Is your child allergic to more than just milk? We have additional resources if you’re managing multiple food allergies. Ask other parents for lunch ideas on our Food and Cooking Support forum . Search our Safe Eats®...

Allergy-Friendly School Lunch Ideas: A Week of Egg-Free Alternatives

Check any lunch box and you will find baked goods made with egg and mayonnaise on sandwiches and salads. Avoiding eggs when your child has an egg allergy doesn't have to mean dry sandwiches. Don't pack another boring egg-free lunch until you check out our yummy ideas! Is your child allergic to more than just egg? We have additional resources if you’re managing multiple food allergies. Ask other parents for lunch ideas on our Food and Cooking Support forum . Search our Safe Eats®...

Allergy-Friendly School Lunch Ideas: A Week of Peanut Butter and Jelly Alternatives

Kids want a fun and tasty lunch. Parents want a safe and healthy lunch their kids will actually eat. Families managing peanut allergy are looking for alternatives to the traditional peanut butter and jelly. This week of peanut-free lunch box options is sure to satisfy kids and their parents. Is your child allergic to more than just peanut? We have additional resources if you’re managing multiple food allergies. Ask other parents for lunch ideas on our Food and Cooking Support forum . Search...

Managing Your Child’s Food Allergies – Free Online Course

Was your child or a child you care for recently diagnosed with a food allergy? Kids With Food Allergies (KFA) offers a free online course, “ Managing Your Child’s Food Allergies ,” that will help you understand the basics of managing your child’s new food allergy diagnosis. You can also share this course with your child’s other caregivers, babysitters, family, and friends so they can learn about food allergies. TAKE THE COURSE NOW You can take the course at your own pace. This course has...

Oral Food Challenges: the Gold Standard for Food Allergy Diagnosis

Has your allergist suggested an oral food challenge ? The thought of feeding your child a food they may be allergic to can be scary. But an oral food challenge is the best way to confirm a food allergy diagnosis. And it can have benefits – whether you get the results you are hoping for or not. What Is an Oral Food Challenge? Simply put, an oral food challenge is where your allergist feeds your child a food to see if they have an allergic reaction. Oral food challenges are the gold standard...

Allergy-Friendly Dishes for Cookouts, Barbecues, and Picnics

Fire up the grills and set the picnic table. It’s cookout season! As you plan small cookouts, barbecues, and picnics – following current COVID-19 guidelines , of course – try out these options from our Safe Eats® Allergy-Friendly Recipe Collection . Appetizers Buffalo Chicken Dip – Buffalo chicken dip is a popular snack, but traditional recipes contain milk products. Make this version free of egg, milk, fish, gluten, peanut, sesame, shellfish, soy, tree nuts, and wheat. Add vegetables or...

Cool, Crisp, and Delicious: Allergy-Friendly Summer Salads

When the weather heats up, who wants to stand over a hot stove? Instead, you can serve up colorful, cool salads free of many of the major allergens. Lorene Alba, the Director of Education for the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) , joined us on Instagram to make Rainbow Scoops from our Safe Eats® Allergy-Friendly Recipe Collection . This salad is packed with lots of nutrition and flavor. It’s versatile too. It’s free of egg, milk, peanut, tree nut, sesame, soy, fish, shellfish,...

Understanding Oral Allergy Syndrome

Did you know a pollen allergy can be responsible for a type of food allergy? If your child complains about an itchy mouth or throat after eating certain fruits or vegetables, their symptoms may actually be related to a pollen allergy. This is called oral allergy syndrome (OAS) . It is also sometimes called pollen-food allergy syndrome (PFAS). Symptoms of Oral Allergy Syndrome With OAS, your child may have some of these symptoms after eating certain raw fruits, vegetables, seeds, or nuts:...

Allergy-Friendly Frozen Treats for Everyone!

Milk-Free Frozen Berry Mousse By KFA Food Bloggers Frozen berry mousse is a perfect warm weather treat. It is rich and creamy and totally decadent! Use any combination of blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries or adapt to your tastes and what type of berries are available. There are lots of possibilities for using this creamy, dreamy creation. You can freeze it in silicone molds, serve it in individual serving sized containers, layer as a berry parfait, or use it as a filling for a...

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