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…

Guests post by Lisa Musician, RD, LDN Sending your child off to school for the first time, whether it is pre-school or kindergarten, is stressful enough. After all, this may be the first time your child has been separated from you for any length of time. Add the fact that your child could potentially have…

FoodASC Asks- Back to School Welcome to our Food ASC Asks 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.     Heading back to school is on the minds…

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…

Are you the parent of a child or children with food allergies or celiac disease?  Is school fast approaching or already upon you? Have you performed the necessary steps to give your child the best chance of a successful school year? Returning to school reminds me of the famous quote by Benjamin Franklin, “By failing to…

  Although it can be nerve-wracking to send your food-allergic child to summer camp, it is possible for them to have a fun and safe experience and for you to be a relatively “happy camper” as well. Here Are 8 Mistakes To Avoid: Mistake #1: Checking The Availability Of Medications The Night Before Camp. 1.…