"Ask Cathy" Food Allergy Advice
10-18-2017 by My Kid's Food Allergies

“Ask Cathy” Food Allergy Advice: Is Kissing Cross-Contamination?

Dear Cathy, I’m in high school and just started dating. My boyfriend knows that I have food allergies and has been really sweet about making sure there’s always something safe for me to eat. But Read More

"Ask Cathy" Food Allergy Advice
10-11-2017 by My Kid's Food Allergies

“Ask Cathy” Food Allergy Advice: Taking Risky Chances with Allergens

Dear Cathy, My 14-year-old daughter is starting to rebel but is doing so in a completely dangerous way. She is allergic to milk, eggs and peanuts and has been since she was a toddler. I Read More

Ask Kwynn Food Allergy Advice
09-27-2017 by My Kid's Food Allergies

“Ask Kwynn” Advice: Anxiety-Induced Asthma?

Dear Kwynn, I am a high school Phys. Ed. teacher in Middle Tennessee, and I have recently been having a hard time working with one of my students who suffers from asthma. I understand that Read More

Ask Kwynn Food Allergy Advice
09-20-2017 by My Kid's Food Allergies

“Ask Kwynn” Food Allergy Advice: Baseball and Food Allergies–To Play or Not to Play?

Dear, Kwynn, Our 10-year-old son Adam is allergic to peanuts and tree nuts. About a year ago, our family moved to Georgia, where peanuts are a much bigger part of the culture than where we Read More

Ask Kwynn Food Allergy Advice
08-31-2017 by My Kid's Food Allergies

“Ask Kwynn” Food Allergy Advice: Explaining Food Restrictions to a Preschooler

Dear Kwynn, My partner and I have a 4-year-old son, Nate, who has a nut allergy. It hasn’t been too difficult to manage yet because we’ve made all of his food and sent it with Read More

Ask Kwynn Food Allergy Advice
08-23-2017 by My Kid's Food Allergies

“Ask Kwynn” Food Allergy Advice: Shy Teen Afraid to Ask How Food is Prepared

Dear Kwynn, My name is Grace. I’m 16 years old, and I’m allergic to fish. When I go out to eat, my parents are the ones who always ask the waiter about food preparation to Read More

"Ask Cathy" Food Allergy Advice
07-26-2017 by My Kid's Food Allergies

“Ask Cathy” Food Allergy Advice: Parents Having Trouble Letting Go

Dear Cathy, We know our 17-year-old son Jamie is very responsible and able to look out for his own well-being when it comes to managing his allergies to peanuts and tree nuts, and this has Read More

"Ask Cathy" Food Allergy Advice
07-19-2017 by My Kid's Food Allergies

“Ask Cathy” Food Allergy Advice: Isolated at a Nut-Free Table

Dear Cathy, My daughter, who’s in 7th grade, sits at a nut-free table in the school cafeteria and feels so isolated. What can be done? Sincerely, Concerned   Dear Concerned, Social isolation can be a Read More

"Ask Cathy" Food Allergy Advice
07-17-2017 by My Kid's Food Allergies

“Ask Cathy” Food Allergy Advice: Resentful Siblings

Dear Cathy, I’m a mother of three boys, the youngest of whom has multiple food allergies. My older boys, who don’t have food allergies, have grown increasingly resentful of the attention we have to pay Read More

"Ask Cathy" Food Allergy Advice
07-12-2017 by My Kid's Food Allergies

“Ask Cathy” Food Allergy Advice: My Daughter Is Afraid To Go To School

  Dear Cathy, My 7-year-old daughter, who is allergic to peanuts, saw another child at school have an anaphylactic reaction. The staff knew what to do and administered epinephrine, then an ambulance was called and Read More