• November 7, 2013 Posted on Interviews, 0 Comment

    Kyle Dine – Food Allergy Performer Extraordinaire

    Kyle Dine is a food allergy educator and musician. He has performed allergy awareness assemblies at over 300 schools across North America and has two CDs of music for children with food allergies. Learn more at www.kyledine.com                                               Photo credit- Debbie Mitchell Photography Hello Kyle. Thanks for your willingness to be interviewed by AllergicChild.com! Can you tell us ...

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  • October 21, 2013 Posted on Interviews, 0 Comment

    Sweet Debbie – from Accountant to Allergy-Free Baker!

      Thank you Debbie for being willing to be interviewed by AllergicChild! My honor and pleasure! Your son has multiple food allergies. What allergies are you managing? My 5-year-old son has life-threatening, anaphylactic allergies to dairy, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, flax seeds, sesame seeds and shellfish. It's a big leap to go from being an accountant to a baker. Tell us about that transition. The transition from accountant to baker took an alphabet’s worth of career moves from accountant to b-movie actress to comedienne to director ...

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  • December 7, 2012 Posted on Interviews, 0 Comment

    AllergicChild & Allergy-Friendly Cook, Cybele Pascal

    CYBELE PASCAL is the author of two bestselling cookbooks, The Allergen-Free Baker’s Handbook and The Whole Foods Allergy Cookbook, and the forthcoming Allergy-Free and Easy Cooking (12/4/12). She has appeared on The Martha Stewart Show, the Food Network, the Today show, Good Morning America Health, PBS, and NPR. She is a leading blogger in the field with an award-winning website, and lectures and teaches nationally. Pascal serves as a Celebrity Ambassador Who Cares for FAAN (Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network) and is the founder and president of Cybele’s Free-to-Eat, a line of gluten-free foods that are free of the ...

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  • November 2, 2012 Posted on Interviews,Travel & Food Allergy, 6 Comments

    Traveling to Europe with Food Allergies

    Since our family has never been to Europe, I wanted to interview someone in the food allergy world who has and had a great experience! Julie Trone is the CEO of Allergy Free Table, LLC. She has two pocket guide style books on food allergy management. Together with her husband, John, they have created many new resources for families and teachers who manage food allergies. She loves to travel with her husband and twin boys; (one of her boys has multiple food allergies ...

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  • October 21, 2012 Posted on Interviews, 0 Comment

    Interview with Susan Weissman, Author of Feeding Eden & her son, Eden

    Susan Weissman is the author of Feeding Eden: The Trials and Triumphs of a Food Allergy Family, a mother’s story of her son’s childhood food allergies and the life of her family.  Susan was a middle-school English teacher before turning to writing full-time. She writes for The Huffington Post and Psychology Today, has contributed to Parent & Child, Allergic Living, and various sites on the topic of allergies and parenting. She was a PBS Parent Expert. Susan holds an M.Ed and ...

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  • October 13, 2012 Posted on Interviews,Travel & Food Allergy, 0 Comment

    Interview with Disney Star, Kenton Duty, about Managing Food Allergies

    Born and raised in Plano, Texas, Kenton discovered his love for acting in the fourth grade when he landed supporting roles in the Dallas Theater Center’s rendition of A Christmas Carole.  It was such an amazing experience for Kenton! He loved being on stage and got great joy from entertaining the audience.  The show did thirty-five performances between Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve, and Kenton relished every single one.  He followed that with a lead role in the production of Ragtime.  The production was seen through the eyes of ...

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  • August 11, 2012 Posted on Interviews, 4 Comments

    Managing Food Allergy Bullies – An Interview with Kristen Kauke, Social Worker

    Kristen Kauke is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who practices in IL.  She was diagnosed with food allergies as an adult and is the mother of two sons with anaphylaxis to peanuts, egg, milk and soy.  She is a regular presenter at Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network conferences across the country, and helps individuals cope with anxiety due to severe food allergies. Kristen, there is such an emotional piece to food allergies. What situations of bullying do you hear children ...

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  • Food Allergy & the School Lunch

    The US Department of Agriculture oversees the national school lunch program and has a guidance document here.  On page 25 of this document, it states "The school has the responsibility to provide a safe, non-allergic meal to the child if it is determined that the condition is disabling." Setting forth this statement is one thing - the application of it depends upon educated cafeteria staff, accurate ingredient listings of foods and in some cases good luck! There are many ways to deal with the school lunch. We have opted for ...

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  • March 2, 2012 Posted on Food Allergies & Asthma,Interviews, 0 Comment

    Interview with Dr. Hemant Sharma

    Dr. Hemant Sharma is the Associate Chief of the Division of Allergy and Immunology at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C.  He is also the Director of the Food Allergy Program and site director for the National Institutes of Health Allergy and Immunology fellowship program.  Dr. Sharma obtained his medical degree from Columbia University, and completed his pediatric residency and chief residency at Duke University.  He trained in allergy and immunology at Johns Hopkins, where he ...

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  • February 1, 2012 Posted on Interviews,School & Food Allergies, 0 Comment

    Inhalant dairy allergies & a creative solution – a robot!

    Below is an interview with Lauren & her Mom, Melissa. Lauren's inhalant dairy allergies forced a creative solution with going to school! Lauren – can you tell me how old you are and what your allergies are?  I am 14 years old and I'm allergic to all forms of dairy including goat milk. Have you ever gone into anaphylaxis? I have been in anaphylaxis over 40 times. If my EpiPen wears off I need more EpiPen before I reach the hospital. Sometimes I ...

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  • Follow Up interview with College Student, Carlo Steinman

    Carlo, when we spoke last year, you were getting ready to attend the University of Chicago. You have allergies to Dairy, Wheat, Eggs, Peanuts, Tree Nuts, Soy, Sesame, Fish, Shellfish, Most Fruits and Some Vegetables. What did you find most difficult with eating in a dorm cafeteria on a daily basis? What I’ve found most difficult is finding a good variety of protein for me to eat. There hasn’t ever really been a problem with there being food ...

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  • December 6, 2011 Posted on Interviews,Research for a Cure, 0 Comment

    Interview with Dr. Danny Soteres

      Daniel F. Soteres is on the clinical faculty of the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Denver, and has been in private practice at Asthma and Allergy Associates and Research Center in Colorado Springs and Pueblo since 2005. Dr. Soteres received his medical degree in 1998 from Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans. He simultaneously earned a master of public health degree, completed a four-year combined residency in internal medicine ...

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  • Emotional Aspects of Food Allergies at School

    Food allergies comprise much more than just a physical component. The emotional aspects of food allergies continue to rear up with each stage of development in a child’s life. A child in preschool might not notice receiving a ‘safe snack’ from their snack bin; while an elementary child will wilt at the teacher giving them something different to eat. A middle school child might rebel against food restrictions, while a high school age ...

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  • June 25, 2011 Posted on Interviews, 0 Comment

    Interview with Gina Clowes, AllergyMoms

    Gina, could you please tell me your practice name, how long you’ve been in business and how a potential client can reach you online or by telephone? AllergyMoms LLC.  I have been in business since 2006. I can be reached at gclowes@allergymoms.com or (724)432-3811. I help parents adjust to life with a child who has life-threatening food allergies. I am a food allergy educator, speaker, certified life coach, and author of the best-selling children's book "One of the Gang: Nurturing the Souls of ...

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  • Interview with Michaela Smith – Age 20

    Michaela, what food allergies (and intolerances) do you have and how old are you? I am twenty years old. I am moderately allergic to wheat and have severe gluten intolerance and other intolerances to beef, pork and lemon. I have not been tested for Celiac disease with a biopsy because I went off of wheat and noticed how much better it made me feel and didn’t want to start eating it again. GI doctors require with celiac tests that I still ...

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  • Interview with Carlo Steinman – Age 18

    Carlo, how old are you and what are your allergies? -I am 18 years old. I am allergic to Dairy, Wheat, Eggs, Peanuts, Tree Nuts, Soy, Sesame, Fish, Shellfish, Most Fruits and Some Vegetables. Have you ever experienced anaphylaxis? -I have been very fortunate to have not ever experienced anaphylaxis. Since you haven’t experienced anaphylaxis to your food allergens, how did you find out you were allergic to the foods you listed? - My pediatrician was very good about food allergies and suggested ...

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