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Food Allergy Chronicles: Allergy Role-Models

Why I think we need more people like Adrian Peterson? I recently read a short interview with Adrian Peterson about his allergies. For those that are not familiar, Adrian is a professional football player with the Minnesota Vikings. He was diagnosed with an adult on-set seafood allergy last year after going into anaphylaxis after eating gumbo …

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Food Allergy Chronicles: Things I Wish Non-Allergic People Wouldn’t Do

Just venting a little this week because I had one of those weeks where so many of these things happened! Here’s my list of things I wish non-allergic people would stop doing or saying! Sounds snotty doesn’t it. But in reality non-allergic people have no clue what it’s like to live everyday in a state …

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Food Allergy Chronicles: Tip # 2: Train Your People

TRAIN YOUR PEOPLE  Lack of knowledge and information is the most dangerous thing for an allergic person. If the people around you do not understand allergies and anaphylaxis, things can get very dangerous very quickly. There are a few things you can do to help everyone around you better understand. Cross contamination is a huge thing. …

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Food Allergy Chronicles ~ Whose Responsibility is it to Manage Your Allergies?

Bear with me on this one, its long and it might upset some people. However, it is an important discussion that needs to be had. We’ve already touched on what it’s like to live with allergies in previous posts. The single most important thing that needs to be remembered is how we, as allergic people, manage …

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Food Allergy Chronicles: Travel Tip #1 ~ Always Be Prepared

ALWAYS BE PREPARED. Sounds like common sense to most of us. However, you would be greatly surprised by the number of allergy sufferers that leave home totally, completely, positively, 100% unprepared. Having a plan is the best way to stay safe when you are traveling with food allergies (and remember what I said last week …

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Kudos to You Disney! Kudos! New Allergy Snacks Available in Parks

My daughter has multiple, severe life threatening food allergies and Walt Disney World® has long been a safe haven when it comes to dining and snacking because of the care they take when it comes to guests with allergies. Even though Disney has been outstanding in this area for a long time, over the  last …

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Dining With Special Dietary Needs at Walt Disney World

There is no easier vacation location for dining with food allergies than Walt Disney World Resort. My daughter, now an adult, has suffered from severe allergies and food allergies for years. Walt Disney World has always been a great choice for vacations because of the care taken in preparing food for allergy sufferers in not …

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New Allergy Friendly Menus Being Tested at Select WDW Restaurants

New allergy-friendly menus are being tested at select Walt Disney World Resort restaurants September 9 through October 20. The locations participating in this test will be: Flying Fish Café at Disney’s BoardWalk ABC Commissary Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater Restaurant The Hollywood Brown Derby at Disney’s Hollywood Studios Kona Cafe Capt. Cooks at Disney’s Polynesian Resort World Premiere …

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