Look what we found! Last month was National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month, including Food Allergy Awareness Week, and Celiac Awareness Month.   In our article Food Allergy Awareness Week, Celiac Awareness Month and More!,  we posted many links to resources which contain great information, posters and shareable graphics. During the month, we saw many of these graphics…

Guest post by Suzy Brophy Recently, I was combing thru an old box filled with letters my daughter, Samantha, wrote to the Easter Bunny & the Rock Fairy when she was 6 or 7- years old. I recall waking up in the middle of the night (half asleep) and carefully taking the letter she had…

  Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching. We asked FoodASC Members how they safely celebrated Valentine’s Day and to share their favorite allergy friendly candy brands. Here are some of their answers!   To celebrate Valentine’s Day, like all the other holidays, we always focus on what our kids can have and not what they can’t.  I’m…

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,…

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…

Where can you find over 50 gluten-free and allergy friendly foods, products and services as well as presentations, demos, and lots of like-minded people?   The Gluten-Free Food Allergy Fest of course!   Although the 2-day expo has been around for many years, this was the first year that the GFFAFest was held in Richmond,…

  Ten-year-old Emmy stole the show!  Although barely peering over the podium, her speech to 144 golfers and 16 volunteers at the 7th Annual Golf Classic commanded a standing ovation and many teary eyes, including my own. Emmy was confident, poised, informed and oh so adorable while as she spoke from her heart about her food…