Monday, May 11, 2009

Food Allergy Q and Possibly A

It's Food Allergy Awareness Week!

And I'm fresh out of inspiration. I think my tired old brain cells have been fried by all of the learning going on around here. Riding bikes without training wheels, riding scooters, learning to talk, potty training, moving into a big boy bed, writing, reading, saying the alphabet, counting. Whew.

So, what food allergy topics should I write about? Anyone? Bueller? Bueller?


  1. I have a question for you.

    When hosting a party where an allergic child will be present (in this case it's a peanut allergy), what should the party host look out for? The party is at a bowling alley and I already asked if there are any peanut issues with the menu items I chose. What kinds of questions should I ask? What precautions should I take?

  2. Not a question, but a funny story.

    The other day I got a new dog treat for Corky and before giving it to him to chew on, I flipped the package over and started reading the ingredients to check for whey.


  3. Wow, that's a lot of stuff going on in your life - and it's quite the variety: bike riding and learning to talk!

  4. I would love to read tips about allergies and summer activities such as half-day programs at museums or churches or parks/zoos. I find it a tough line to walk. When I call ahead of time, I can talk to the director and feel all reassured, but it's usually teens or college students who staff these programs and actually serve up the snacks. I know at 6 he's getting old enough that if I go in the first day and make a big point of talking to the staff, he's going to be embarrassed and singled out. Really he does a pretty good job of watching out for himself at this point. So hmm. What do others do?

  5. You know me, I like anything that involves food :)

    Got any good, easy pasta dinner recipes?

  6. Summer fun with food allergies- fun recipes the kids can help make that are yummy and summery OR summer travel trips with food allergies. With it being in the 90's already here, it is hard to pack stuff that won't spoil.
    Anyone? Anyone?

  7. Any good recipes would be much appreciated :)

  8. I think that it would be great to share some food allergy struggles and triumphs. This is real life info that families dealing with allergies can relate to and information that can help other families empathize and learn.

    I think I am going to make a list of some sort like that this week.

    It is Food Allergy Awareness Week. Read my latest allergy post: Kindergarten Orientation was Exciting

  9. I am curious how you found out that Katherine has a milk allergy and how severe it is for her. Are there varying levels of allergy?
    My 8 month old wasn't diagnosed until she was 3 months old, and I have heard conflicting information about whether or not she will grow out of it. Any info you can share would be great--or let me know where you have previously addressed this issue! :o)

  10. I just come here for your sense of humor and to know I'm not the only crazy allergy mama. LOL! :)

    I'll read anything. :)