Living With Food Allergies

Can I Trust You? (Reading food labels)

Can I Trust You? (Reading food labels)

A few weeks ago, school started for my nut-allergic child and our amazing parent association volunteers camped out at the front door of the school ready to greet both new and returning parents and their children as they walked in to school. Of course, because we are parents who never have time to eat before school drop off, these volunteers generously served coffee and breakfast treats to those who wanted them.  Our school is entirely nut free and I have always felt very confident and safe with the level of diligence to make sure that all the food brought in...

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Birthday parties and your nut-allergic child

Birthday parties and your nut-allergic child

Birthday parties are the highlight of kids everywhere - it’s a day when the world literally revolves around your child and parents comply with birthday parties filled with food and fun! While we can certainly relate, each birthday invitation addressed to our nut-allergic children make our hearts skip a beat as we consider how they are going to manage the food served, the birthday cake and the inevitable piñata filled with candy. Do we stay during the party to monitor the situation or do we leave and cross our fingers that our children will be okay on their own? How...

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Living With Food Allergies - Bo & Ty Sweets Founder Says To Always Have A Game Plan!

Living With Food Allergies - Bo & Ty Sweets Founder Says To Always Have A Game Plan!

Hi everyone! After a long and relaxing summer, everyone is finally back at school and settling in. My son’s school is nut-free which has been a huge relief but it got me thinking about some of my personal experiences over the summer and how the lack of structure with a food allergy kid is so hard. Maybe some of you can relate. My son was in day camp but it ended at the beginning of August and so it was a long stretch of time before school started just this week. Mom camp was in full effect and never have...

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Bo & Ty Sweets Tips for Preparing to Send Your Allergic Child to Sleepaway Camp

Bo & Ty Sweets Tips for Preparing to Send Your Allergic Child to Sleepaway Camp

Sending your allergic child to sleepaway camp for the first time (well, actually, every time!) can be extremely scary.  To ease your anxiety, we've put together a complete list of tips to help you prepare for sending your child away for the summer.  We hope this helps! Prior to the start of camp, make sure the director is aware of your child's allergies. Make sure you and your child understand and are comfortable with the camp's level of allergy awareness.  Is the camp nut-free, nut-aware or neither?  Can campers bring their own food into camp and can they receive food care packages throughout...

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Labels, Labels, and More Labels!

Labels, Labels, and More Labels!

With the start of the new year, almost everyone I know is checking, checking, checking their food labels. We all seem to be committed to being a better version of ourselves at the beginning of January! I have to chuckle a little bit, though, as I see my non-food allergy friends doing it as obsessively as I do for my son all year long - it’s like: Welcome to my world! Every single meal, treat, snack etc. requires my close reading of food labels to insure that the food I’m serving doesn’t contain anything that will harm my nut-allergic son....

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