food allergies

  1. Dieting & Nutrition

    Is gluten really to blame?

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    Suspect that you may have a gluten sensitivity? Learn more about how to confirm that — or discover if it's something else.
  2. Parenting Tips & Advice

    Mom story: My kids have life-threatening food allergies

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    Jackie Ourman of Irvington, New York, is raising three boys — two with life-threatening food allergies — all while studying the...
  3. Child Development & Health

    Essentials for families with food allergies

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    If your child has a food allergy, you're going to want to make sure you know everything you need to about the allergy, and have...
  4. Child Development & Health

    How to handle food allergies during the holidays

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    Thanksgiving is all about family and food. For parents of children with food allergies, however, homemade meals and goodies prepared...
  5. Child Development & Health

    Mom story: I founded an allergy-friendly bakery

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    When Lucy Gibney, MD, discovered that her infant son had several severe food allergies, it changed her life. Even as an emergency...
  6. School Age Kids

    Signs of food allergies in kids

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    With up to 6 percent of children under age 3 reported to have food allergies, it's important to know how to spot an allergic...
  7. Food & Recipes

    In a pickle: How to accommodate food allergies at your dinner party

    When throwing a dinner party, accommodating all of your guests’ needs is crucial. And no, we’re not just talking about the picky...
  8. Child Development & Health

    Guide to Valentine's Day treats at school

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    Valentine’s Day is a time of love, valentines and treats. For a child with food allergies, it can be upsetting if treats that he...
  9. Child Development & Health

    When kids with food allergies are bullied

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    You may know that food allergies are on the rise, but did you know that it’s also a way for bullies to do what they do best —...
  10. Child Development & Health

    Do kids with food allergies inconvenience “normal” kids?

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    Food allergies are a fact of life for many children, and some schools must make lunchtime arrangements to keep the allergic child...
  11. Entertaining Checklists & Tips

    Handling food allergies for Thanksgiving

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    Here's how to be prepared so that no one with allergies feels left out, and you aren't caught off guard this Thanksgiving.
  12. Children's School & Education

    Tips for going back to school gluten-free

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    Knowing how to prepare for going back to school gluten-free can ease the stress for all concerned and make for a more enjoyable...
  13. School Age Kids

    How to manage your kids’ food allergies at school

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    Roughly 1 in 25 school-aged children are affected by food allergies. With an overwhelmingly high number of kids experiencing an...
  14. Child Development & Health

    Your child's severe food allergy

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    Your child has been diagnosed with an allergy that can be life-threatening, so you were prescribed an epinephrine auto-injector....
  15. Food Safety & Nutrition

    In a pickle: What to do about food allergies

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    Allergic reactions to foods can vary from a slight tickling in the throat to anaphylactic shock, so they must be taken seriously....
  16. Child Development & Health

    Entertaining kids with food allergies

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    These days, more and more kids have food allergies and sensitivities. While you can’t eliminate every potential allergen from your...
  17. School Age Kids

    Child with peanut allergy dies at school

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    A 7-year-old girl from Virginia died after experiencing an allergic reaction to peanuts (her family believes) at school. Questions...
  18. Children's Diseases & Illnesses

    Why are food allergies among children on the rise?

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    With kids going back to school, parents of kids with food allergies have to be ever more vigilant about keeping their children safe...
  19. Child Development & Health

    No peanut butter in your school? Understand the bans

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    Every week, the school newsletter contains the same stern reminder: No peanuts or tree nuts are allowed in school. Ever. The policy...
  20. Dieting & Nutrition

    Family-friendly food allergy tips

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    Raising a family has plenty of magical moments, but back-to-school season means saying goodbye to the relaxed routine of summer and...