• June 30, 2014 Posted on Travel & Food Allergy, 0 Comment

    Nationals Trip for Speech & Debate

    My last high school-related adventure involved traveling to Kansas City for the National Speech & Debate Tournament, an event I had qualified to attend earlier this year. Before we left, I gave a health care plan to my Speech & Debate coach that explains procedure for an anaphylactic reaction, my allergies, and has an array of information on who to contact. I trained my friends/teammates on EpiPens as well. We left Sunday morning from Denver International Airport, flying Frontier to Kansas City. Frontier does serve food, but you have to pay for ...

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  • Remembering to Bring Your EpiPen/Auvi-Q ALWAYS!!

    If your child has food allergies, it is vital that they begin, at a young age, to remember to bring their epinephrine autoinjector everywhere! I had a conversation recently with a Food Allergy Mom whose 18 year old son is no longer remembering to bring his EpiPen with him when he leaves the house. She asked me what could she do? It brought up an interesting conversation about food allergies, safety and teenager's brains. Our son, Morgan, is extremely good about remembering his ...

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  • January 19, 2014 Posted on Travel & Food Allergy,Uncategorized, 1 Comment

    Morgan’s Senior Class California Trip Updates – Saturday and Sunday

    Hello everyone! I decided to update all of you with just one post covering both days given that a good portion of one was in Disneyland. Saturday There is a McDonalds in the vicinity of the hotel, which makes getting breakfast easy. When planning, I was very surprised to find out that none of the foods that McDonalds serves at breakfast contain nuts (or any of my allergies). I simply got pancakes and sausage and while it may not have been the most healthy breakfast, it certainly tasted good!!

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  • January 18, 2014 Posted on Travel & Food Allergy, 0 Comment

    Senior Class California Trip – Morgan’s Update for Friday

    Hello everyone! I figured I would do a few updates throughout the trip just to keep all of you apprised with the day to day happenings. With traveling, I believe planning is one of the most important things you can do. Before leaving, I charted out all the locations my group was going to and located safe places to eat. The teacher in charge is super detail oriented, so the itinerary we received was very detailed with times and locations. After calling the different places, including In-n-Out Burger, Rainforest Cafe, and ...

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  • January 15, 2014 Posted on Travel & Food Allergy, 2 Comments

    Food Allergies & the Senior Class Trip

      The Senior Class Trip to Southern California is upon us! How do you help your teenager to manage their food allergies on a weekend trip? The better question might be - how do you help yourself manage your fear and anxiety while your teenager is on a weekend trip with the Senior Class?! We've had years to prepare for such a trip, but now that the trip is this weekend - all that planning is followed by still more preparations to ensure ...

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  • July 10, 2013 Posted on Travel & Food Allergy, 0 Comment

    Summer Camp & Food Allergies

    When our now 17 year old son, Morgan, was very young, I never signed him up for day camps, and I never allowed him to sleep overnight at a camp for fear of the food involved. As he aged, he began to want to participate in these activities. He also had more of an ability to monitor the food and to determine if an activity was safe for him as he got older. Day camps frequently are run by volunteers and/or high school age kids in our area. These types of ...

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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 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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