Guest post by Jan Hanson, M.A. Going to college for most high school students requires considerable time and planning. Going to college when you have a food allergy or severe food restriction, requires extra planning and unique considerations, with safety often at the forefront. The question: Will The College Adequately Accommodate And Make Arrangements For…

TRACY BUSH Owner, Nutrimom – Food Allergy Liason FoodASC Member since 2016   Please tell us about yourself and why you are interested in food allergies, gluten sensitivity, celiac disease. I began my business first as a blog to share support with other people who were going through a food allergy diagnosis. I felt very…

  (Updated April 2017) We asked food allergy and celiac influencers such as bloggers, entrepreneurs, authors, professionals, consultants and business owners to answer the following question in one sentence. If you could go back in time, what advice or words of wisdom would you give yourself about living with food allergies and sensitivities, celiac disease,…

*If you are currently a member or sponsor of FoodASC, you will need to create a new login.*   The Food Allergy and Sensitivity Circle ( FoodASC) Directory has a brand new look! For the past 4 months the expanded FoodASC team, which now includes additional design, marketing, and web development support has been working…

On March 1st, my youngest son and I had the pleasure of participating in FARE’s Food Allergy Advocacy Day at the Maryland State House which was quite an event!   WHY WERE WE AT THE MARYLAND STATE HOUSE YOU ASK? IN SHORT, TO SAVE LIVES!   In Maryland, the prevalence of food allergies is approximately…

It’s hard to believe that 2016 is behind us and we have entered into the new year. At this typical time of reflection, resolution and goal setting, I was searching the internet for some inspirational and motivational quotes to put me in the right frame of mind to do such. Fortunately, I came across this…

    MAUREEN BURKE Owner, One Dish Cuisine Café, Deli & Bakery (Gluten Free; Allergen Friendly) FoodASC Member since June 2016 Member Spotlight is our new monthly column in which we interview FoodASC members to highlight their businesses, publications and personal experiences.  If you are interested in being featured or nominating another member for the spotlight, please…

  What is eczema?  I normally tell my patients that eczema is dry skin with an attitude.  It is often used as a catch-all word for atopic dermatitis, dyshidrotic eczema, nummular dermatitis, diaper dermatitis, allergic and irritant contact dermatitis. Atopic dermatitis is usually diagnosed in infancy.  The incidence has been increasing in developed countries.  A…