In food allergy, we sometimes forget to think of food in a positive sense; that food can actually make you feel better. Food is medicine for food allergies.
It takes collaboration with a registered dietician to learn how to eat gluten free in a way that nourishes the body. Food is medicine for celiac disease.
Food is medicine for EoE in the sense that it is broadening people’s viewpoints to think outside the box: ‘hey, my child is being treated, it just isn’t a pill.’
Medicine was traditionally viewed as a drug, but we are understanding more that healthy food is medicine and should be made more accessible.
Kansas tiene el segundo impuesto a los alimentos más alto del país.
Nearly 40 states require some type of coverage for necessary medical nutrition. However, not everyone meets this coverage.
Nehgar said, “I would love to do anything to help families across the nation, because it is really necessary. People are struggling.”
Dawn said: I need to go to advocate. Someone can benefit from my story. People need to know what it is like to be an adult with food allergies.
Thank you so much for joining us for part one of our new webinar series, Food Laws: Intro to Changemaking.
In order to get the free-from foods their bodies require, food allergic and celiac individuals have to spend a lot more on grocery shopping.