Before we found out that Nicole was diagnosed with life threatening food allergies, we decided to start her stage 2 baby food. At 6 months old, she was already on special baby formula because she had gas, spit up and skin issues. We gave her baby macaroni and cheese and mixed berries for the first […]
If you grew up on peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, the more recent explosion of childhood food allergies may have created unexpected challenges to providing safe and nutrition lunches to your own little ones. “Allergies to peanuts, which are legumes like beans and peas, and tree nuts like walnuts, pecans and almonds, can be triggered […]
From grandma’s chocolate chip cookies to the sweet cranberry sauce ladled across most of the plate, the holidays present special challenges when you and your child with food allergies travel to family gatherings. Tracy Rife, RN, BSN, AE-C, asthma and easy breathing program coordinator at Akron Children’s Hospital, offers tips to help your child keep […]
If your child has a food allergy, especially one that’s been recently diagnosed, it’s easy to worry about keeping her safe away from home. “Because food allergies are on the rise, many school systems are now well equipped to accommodate them,” said Sally Phillips, a registered dietitian at Akron Children’s Hospital. Depending on the severity […]
Whether your summer vacation plans include a road trip, camping or visiting your favorite amusement park, you can still relax and have fun while managing your child’s food allergies away from home. For any trip, you’ll likely pack a cooler with food and drinks to eat on the way. However, since you probably won’t be […]
During a recent radio segment on 1480 WHBC, pediatrician Michael McCabe shared advice and offered detailed plans for parents on a variety of topics, from proper nutrition and sports safety to anxiety, common infections and even how to deal with lice.