Post by Andrea Balzano Tucker, MA   As a Health Educator, there’s nothing I like seeing MORE than people sharing info and resources about Celiac Disease.  There’s also nothing I like seeing LESS than info shared that isn’t fact-based but based solely on personal experience.  While there’s nothing wrong with saying ‘this was my experience’ in some circumstances, often times this…

Whether your child is entering preschool, middle school or college, back-to-school can be an exciting and sometimes stressful time of the year. If you are looking for TIPS for the bus, lunch, 504 plans or the dorm, we’ve got you covered!   Check out FoodASC Back-to School posts as well as posts from around the…

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…

Marci Komssi Founder of AllerWare FoodASC Member since 2017   Please tell us about yourself and why you are interested in food allergies. Thirteen years ago, my Ryan son was diagnosed with food allergies. Being a first time mom of twins, I was already overwhelmed and adding food allergies to my list of concerns made new…

We asked our FoodASC members for their recommendation of allergy- friendly bars. Below is a list of 10 favorites!   Don’t Go Nuts! Gorilla power Organic, non-GMO, gluten-free, nut-free, peanut-free. Gorilla Power and Whitewater Chomp are favorites. Enjoy Life, Cocoa Loco Gluten- and nut-free, milk free, soy free. Coco Loc is a favorite.    …

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…