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Can Your Child with Food Allergies Go to Summer Camp? If you’re the parent of a child with food allergies, I’m betting that you prepare all of her meals. You do this so that you know her meals will be safe. Class trips, sleepovers and parties make you very nervous, right? And summer camp, well, that’s never been possible… But what if it was?! Summer camp is an opportunity for independence and… Read More

The Nut Butter Dilemma Alana Sugar writes: “The kids are heading back to school, and it’s time for packing up those lunchboxes. Of course, you want to pack something that’s easy, portable, fresh, healthy and tasty… oh, and also something the kids will love. Is peanut butter springing to mind for you? I know it does for me. Of course, I grew up when peanut butter was the only nut butter option… Read More

Food Allergies and Summer Camp By Hilltown Families Guest Writer, Karen A. Jordan It’s that time of year again…the final countdown of school days, warmer weather, and plans for summer camp. As a parent with a child with a severe peanut allergy, I am quite familiar with the tension, nervousness, and tremendous preparation that come with preparing for summer camp. Last year my daughter, who was 9 at the time, spent her… Read More

Why Teachers Need To Know About Food Allergies The increase in the number and severity of food allergies among children means teachers must know how to deal with reactions. Over at EducationWorld.com, Joy Rotondi suggests ways teachers can prepare themselves to respond in the event of a food-allergy emergency.  Click here to read more. Additional resources: The Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network (FAAN) offers allergy-sensitive recipes for the traditional holiday fare, including… Read More

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