Andrea Balzano Tucker Founder of Baltimore Gluten Free and Co-Leader of Cel-Kids Maryland FoodASC Member since 2017   Please tell us about yourself and why you are interested in celiac disease. My name is Andrea Balzano Tucker and I am the founder of Baltimore Gluten Free. I believe all roads in my life have led…

Have you NOTICED? Teal pumpkins and products are popping up EVERYWHERE! Discount stores, dollar stores and even grocery stores! (for good reason I might add!) So what’s the deal with teal? The Teal Pumpkin Project, inspired by Food Allergy Community of East Tennessee (FACET), became one of FARE’s nationwide campaigns in 2014.  The project is a way…

Guest post by Suzy Brophy, preschool teacher and author.   Two years ago, I was blessed to have a little girl named Macy come into my classroom. Her mother requested a meeting before the beginning of the school year to discuss Macy’s food allergies with me. To be frank, even after teaching for many years,…

I remember THIS DAY like it was yesterday. My older son had been yearning for a sibling and when we brought home his little brother from the hospital, he couldn’t get enough of him.  Thirteen years later, their relationship has blossomed. While not always “smooth”, they have a mutual respect and love for one another which…

Sharon Wong Food Allergy Advocate and Blogger, Nut Free Wok FoodASC Member since 2016 Please tell us about yourself and why you are interested in food allergies, asthma, and eczema. When my children were babies, I kept asking our former pediatricians why they had eczema, why they had such terrible and long lasting colds, why they…

This bell signaled the start of the actual walk at the Fare Heroes Walk, however the activities started well before the first ring. FARE Food Allergy Heroes SUPER HEROES weren’t flying but they sure were flocking around the beautiful grounds of the Maryland Agricultural Center on September 9, 2017.   Maryland Agricultural Center This was…

Guest post by Daniella Knell of Smart Allergy~Friendly Education. “FOOD FREE CLASSROOMS” aren’t your ONLY option! Tips for creating a learning environment where Food Allergies, Food AND Celebrations party together! Is it possible to have food allergies, food and celebrations ALL residing in one classroom? Absolutely! With a combination of open communication, pre-emptive planning AND a…

Welcome to our new weekly post where FoodASC asks YOU, the community,  to share your ideas and tips on a particular topic.  It’s a chance to exchange ideas and share valuable information that you have discovered, written or experienced.     Let’s face it, eating out at restaurants can be an enjoyable or exhausting experience.…

Back to school time is always bittersweet for me. While I enjoy the unregimented carefree sun filled days of summer, getting back into our school rhythm brings a welcomed sense of structure and familiarity. Regardless of whether or not I am ready, the school year is about to begin and that means preparation. In our house, back…