Guest post  by Monica Jordan M.Ed. and MCMBT As I confessed in Mom, Mayo! Consequences of not Mindfully Navigating Food Allergies, I learned  a difficult yet powerful  lesson from not being mindful while ordering my son’s sandwich before his soccer game.  My inability to be present ultimately caused his allergic reaction.  Since then, I have been…

Post by Ann Caldwell and Maureen Shackelford, nutritionists and registered dietitians at Anne Arundel Medical Center.   Holiday food can bring on anxiety or joy, depending on your mind set. But sweet treats and heavy meals can be landmines when it comes to your health. Yet no one wants to feel deprived during the holiday season,…

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…

“May contain” has proven to be a hot button topic that has stirred up quite a response over on the FoodASC FB page. What is “May contain” you might ask? In short, the “May contain” statement is a voluntary statement placed by the manufacturer on the labels of some products indicating a product “may contain” or have…

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…

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.    …