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09/25/2015
...do this as a single family unit or joining with another family or even an organization. A helping hand might be needed in your own neighborhood, your community, or for distant places too. It’s important to explain to your children your volunteer activity purpose and what to expect. Family time is important and rewarding. What kind of food allergy-friendly family night activities does your family engage in? -Jody L. Benitz, MS, RDN Image from familytravelck...
11/17/2015
...is geocaching. Geocaching is an outdoor treasure hunting game that uses GPS-enabled devices. Participants navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates, and then attempt to find the geocache (container) hidden at that location. This website provides Geocaching 101 assistance. 3. What about a local outdoors event or activity? These local activities help families strengthen their bonds, learn about teamwork and encourage sportsmanship. Like the ad says, “Just Do It” or as the song goes,...
06/11/2015
...Are you hosting a birthday party for your food-allergic little one, or maybe you’re expecting food-allergic guests? No need to reinvent the wheel! In this blog, you’ll find links to several blogs we’ve previously created which include a number of allergen-free party activities and recipes/snacks! Recipes We like some of these recipes so much that we’d even serve them to non-allergic guests. Nobody would know the difference! Allergen-Free Snack Ideas Here’s a delicious alternative...
09/29/2015
...Getting kids involved in preparing meals and doing fun activities together before and during mealtimes can help to build healthy habits. Children with food allergies may especially benefit from positive activities centered around mealtime to remind them that food can be fun. Even though a special diet might require a little more thought and planning, it’s important to create these positive experiences. Involving children in preparing meals is a great way to build autonomy...
10/24/2017
...neighbors safe treats to give your child ahead of time. Another great way to make sure your little one only gets safe candies is to prepare a container of safe treats ahead of time and swap it out as soon as you get home. Focus on other Halloween-themed activities. Instead of trick-or-treating, host a party that focuses on costumes, pumpkin carving, games and other Halloween-themed fun. This way your child can enjoy the holiday and...
02/11/2017
...can make all year around! Strawberries & “Crème” Smoothie – A strawberry-themed treat with with a hint of vanilla. Want another idea? Consider an alternative that isn’t centered around food. This way, the celebration isn’t totally focused on candy and treats. Here are some alternate goodies and activities to keep your kids in the festive mood, brought to you by Kids With Food Allergies: Exchange valentine-themed pencils, stickers, pencil sharpeners, and other trinkets. (Look in...
03/22/2013
...reminder of the amount of stress food allergies can cause, and the impacts that stress can have. Some of the emotions surrounding food allergies: Fear and uncertainty Constant feeling of “living with risk” Need for “constant vigilance” Feeling of food allergies taking over Feeling overwhelmed Food allergies can affect many activities for parents and families, including the following: Meal preparation Family social activities Child’s social activities School activities Family relationships Finally, food allergies can have...
10/14/2008
...is possible to make sure Halloween is both safe and fun for your food allergy kids. Of course, safety always comes first. But our goal is for you and your family to have a healthy and happy Halloween! Check out the following tips. First, let’s talk about safety: – Be prepared in case an emergency happens. Have a set plan in place that all participating people know about before the activities begin. – Be sure...
   
 
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