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…

Post by Tamara Hubbard, MA, LCPC Compassion: (noun)– Sympathetic pity and concern for the sufferings or misfortunes of others Log onto Twitter or Facebook on any given day, and you’ll see a compassion battle playing out in real time.  So what is it? It’s the battle between those that welcome compassion and those that refuse…

  You want to go WHERE? WHEN? This was my first response to my then 6th grade son when he said he wanted to go to Spain on the 8th grade spring break trip.  I figured he might change his mind in two years.  Nope! Since he was serious about going, I had to get…

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,…

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…

By Tracy Bush – Nutrimom®- Food Allergy Liaison When someone is diagnosed with a food allergy or has a child that has been diagnosed with a food allergy, there is a moment in time where your world stops suddenly on its axis. Life as you know it will never be the same again. All of…

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…

  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…