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Food is Celiac Disease Medicine

An interview with Julia Bracken, MD, Children's Mercy Hospital The only way to treat celiac disease is complete and total avoidance. But this avoidance is of one thing in particular: gluten. “We don’t have any medicines in the traditional sense [...]

Food is Celiac Disease Medicine 2021-08-26T10:19:08-05:00

Food Laws: Intro to Changemaking

  Thank you so much for joining us for part one of our new webinar series, Food Laws: Intro to Changemaking. We hope you learned from our panelists as much as we did and signed off feeling inspired. Here is [...]

Food Laws: Intro to Changemaking 2021-09-01T10:33:00-05:00

The Grocery Store: A Scavenger Hunt

By Sofia Gillespie   When the boss, Emily Brown, said the grocery price comparison chart needed to be updated, I decided to volunteer. In 2016 and 2019, we published price comparison charts, but as the variety of foods we offer [...]

The Grocery Store: A Scavenger Hunt 2021-08-26T09:58:58-05:00

Allergies, one day at a time

By Yamelly Weida Lo invitamos a ver la versión en español aquí. It was a daunting task to go through the regular and simple task of grocery shopping with food allergies. Fear, sadness, and despair were still fresh in our minds from [...]

Allergies, one day at a time 2021-08-30T08:59:49-05:00

Alergias, un día a la vez

Por Yamelly Weida For the English version, click here. La fácil y simple tarea de ir de compras por comida a la tienda fue abrumadora. El miedo, la tristeza y la desesperación aún estaban frescas en mi memoria de ese [...]

Alergias, un día a la vez 2021-08-30T09:00:39-05:00

The History of Epinephrine

By Lexi Langman Epinephrine auto-injectors are devices used to deliver life-saving medication called epinephrine. It is injected directly into the muscle of the thigh during a severe allergic reaction known as anaphylaxis. The drug epinephrine (also known as adrenaline) treats [...]

The History of Epinephrine 2021-08-23T15:36:28-05:00

Airline Travel with Allergies

By Lexi Langman Traveling, whether by plane, train, or automobile, always ensures an exciting adventure. Each method of travel offers its different benefits, but flying is indubitably the quickest route. However, the quickest is not always the easiest. While some [...]

Airline Travel with Allergies 2021-07-29T15:34:11-05:00

The Food is Medicine Movement

National Food is Medicine Day raises awareness of embedded barriers to healthy food access for under-resourced families and individuals that exacerbate chronic disease, increase mental health challenges, and drive up medical costs. We compiled a list of organizations involved in [...]

The Food is Medicine Movement 2021-08-19T10:27:06-05:00

One Day of Meals: free-from the top 9 allergens

By Savannah Brown   Having allergies can make it difficult to find new, fun, and safe meals. And accommodating multiple allergens can be tiresome, not to mention extremely expensive.  As someone who has an allergy to dairy, I know how [...]

One Day of Meals: free-from the top 9 allergens 2021-08-18T14:20:39-05:00

Double Chocolate Tigernut Banana Muffins

Stephanie Ulrich The Open Cookbook   These gluten-freedouble chocolate tigernut banana muffins are a decadent treat that the whole family will love. It is hard to believe these delicious, nutritious, and fluffy muffins are free from the top 9 food [...]

Double Chocolate Tigernut Banana Muffins 2021-08-17T15:03:53-05:00