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Newly Diagnosed – Peanut Allergies
You just left the doctor’s office with a peanut allergy diagnosis and a stack of what-NOT-to-do notes. It’s challenging enough to get your kid to eat what they’re supposed to. Now you have to figure out what they can’t have and make sure they steer clear of it completely.
You’re probably thinking – if you didn’t have your work cut out for you in the kitchen before, you certainly do now, right? But the work doesn’t start – or end – in the kitchen! You have family, friends, school, work, social, neighbors – the list goes on! You need to make sure everyone is on board, educated and prepared. No easy feat. But I have you covered. I started this journey almost 14 years ago when Matthew (now 16) was diagnosed with nut allergies, eczema and asthma.
It’s normal to feel overwhelmed and concerned. But life with kids who have peanut allergies (any food allergies!) doesn’t have to be filled with fear and anxiety! I promise!
Whether you’re planning weekly meals or coordinating a group vacation, you can enjoy delicious allergy-safe food and experience a healthy, joyful life with your family!
Getting Started – Resources for the Newly Diagnosed
- How to Read a Food Label – And Spot the Not-So-Obvious Warning Signs
- How to Talk to Your Kid About Peanut Allergies
- 6 Tips for Kids with Food and Peanut Allergies
- Not sure how to handle the next classroom birthday party, group get-together or family celebration? Read my blog posts about handling social gatherings safely
- Top Travel Tips for Peanut Allergy Moms
As a mom of a food allergy son, I know firsthand the challenges and fears associated with parenting a child with severe, life-threatening peanut allergies. I started Peanut Allergy Mom in 2009 so I could help worried people with nut allergies – and their friends and families – to engage in the world safely and happily.
You can learn more about me and my journey as a peanut allergy mom here.