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This blog post was inspired by "Dear Friend, Sorry Not Sorry for Declining Your Invitation During This Season of Life." Thanks to Casey from Etched in Home, for writing something that made me want to hop on my computer and write my own version. I can't take my kid most places. I really, really want to. But …

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Restaurants that appear on AllergyBites may have updated their menu or changed management since a review was posted. Please confirm that they are still allergy-friendly & that menu items don’t contain your allergen(s) before visiting or placing your order. If you ask around, it seems like allergy-friendly pizzerias in Toronto are a dime a dozen. …

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Food allergy blogger and entrepreneur Amanda Orlando was diagnosed with multiple food allergies as a very young baby. Her parents knew something was wrong because she was constantly ill from feeding and covered in eczema. Throughout the course of her life, Amanda has experienced several severe reactions, but she began blogging about life with food allergies after …

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In case you haven't noticed, it's been a while since I updated the AllergyBites blog. I've been super busy organizing our very first #AllergyMom Meetup, collaborating with a non-profit on a fundraising initiative, and more! And yet... I have so much to share with you. So here's the official 'cheater's version.' I've lumped everything into …

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By Debbie Bruce (Director, Canadian Anaphylaxis Initiative) For those with life-threatening allergies, a sporting event can be a welcome and much-needed distraction. I know, because both of my food-allergic boys loved sports. Unfortunately, the ballpark can also be a dangerous and stressful place for people with peanut and nut allergies, specifically. Buy me some peanuts …

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Jessica Gray Schipp was first diagnosed with multiple food allergies in 2010. Having no idea how to start navigating her new life, she created a one-stop resource to help manage the dangerous complications of food allergies. AllergyBites: What foods are you allergic to? Jessica Gray Schipp: Gluten, wheat, oats, eggs, corn, soy, shellfish. AB: Can …

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Restaurants that appear on AllergyBites may have updated their menu or changed management since a review was posted. Please confirm that they are still allergy-friendly & that menu items don’t contain your allergen(s) before visiting or placing your order. I've been excitedly awaiting the opening of Hype Food Co. since I first heard whispers of …

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For parents of children with food allergies, finding free time can be tough. But finding a caregiver we feel confident leaving our children with can feel like mission impossible. That's exactly why our Allergy-Aware Babysitter Series was born. Because capable, local help does exist. And allergy parents deserve a night out too. Read our first post in this …

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While researching an article I was writing for Today's Parent Magazine last month, I decided to survey parents across Canada to gain a better understanding of how raising children with food allergies impacts anxiety levels. More than 200 parents from across Canada responded, and I found myself touched by so many of their words. I'm not …

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As this petition to WestJet nears 1,000 signatures, I've been thinking a lot about why I felt the need to create it. See, my son has a number of food allergies, and almonds isn't one of them. But I don't think that matters. If you're part of the food allergy community, your battle is my battle. …

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