Teaching Your Food Allergic Child
by Jill Connell
At 18 months old, we confirmed that our son had multiple allergies to all forms of milk and eggs, as well as peanuts and tree nuts. Not only would he react when he ate the allergens but also touching them or touching residue on playgrounds, chairs, tables and toys. It was overwhelming. I remember thinking how do I teach him how to manage this? How does he navigate a world with food around every corner? How do I keep him from making a deadly mistake? How do I prepare him without scaring him?
by Kelley Barnett, FAAM Founder & Coordinator
Thank you so much to everyone who attended our first meeting on Mon., Feb. 8th at St. Francis Hospital-Bartlett. It was great to be with other food allergy individuals and families who were excited to learn more and support each other. It makes me even more excited for what 2016 has in store for FAAM and its members! To prevent leaving someone out who helped, I will not list names, but you know who you are. THANK YOU for all you did, and will continue to do, for our food allergy community.
Food for Thought is the blog for the Food Allergy Alliance of the Mid-South. FAAM's mission is to provide food allergy support, education, advocacy, fellowship & fun for Memphis, TN and surrounding areas.
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