My name is Anna Stover, and I have celiac disease along with a multitude of food allergies. I have gotten sick many times when eating out at restaurants; something went wrong in the line of communication between me and the people responsible for serving my food. After years of experience, here are the red flags...
I have been so fortunate to have found community in a variety of places, with the virtual online world being one of the best places thus far to truly connect with people from all over.
Part of my effort to build my ‘village’ has included having friends and family over for meals. While writing up a grocery list for one such get-together, my 6-year old asked me, “Does anyone have any allergies?”
During the week of the challenge, I started to view the activity of eating as an obstacle for my mind and body whereas I had previously viewed it as a reward. With a tight budget and limited food options, every choice I made had to be strategic.
There’s nothing worse than living in fear that your children could have an allergic reaction at school, and you wouldn’t be there to help them.
Halloween treats often consist of common allergen ingredients such as peanuts, tree nuts, wheat, milk, and eggs.