New to food allergies?

Join the crowd! According to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, food allergies in children are on the rise. Children diagnosed with one food allergy are 2 to 4 times more likely to develop allergies to other foods as well and siblings of food allergic children have a greater chance of developing their own food allergies, often to different foods than their siblings.

Even though children of parents with food allergies are more likely to develop their own food allergies, two non-allergic parents may find themselves unexpectedly taking care of multiple children with multiple food allergies.

Allergy Cookie can help you take on this responsibility with ease.  Here’s how:

 

Coping Strategies

Once your child is diagnosed with a food allergy, don’t be surprised if you feel yourself experiencing stages of grief similar to what one might expect after the passing of a loved one.  It’s not easy to make a major lifestyle change due to circumstances that are beyond your control when you least expect it!  Our goal is to provide you with the resources and coping strategies you need to learn how to deal with stress and prevent a nervous breakdown!

Weight and Nutrition

If you think it’s hard to eat a healthy diet without food allergies, try staying healthy when your food choices are restricted!  You might be wondering what to feed your kids to ensure proper weight gain.  However, if you are breastfeeding a food allergic baby, you might be wondering how to lose weight and keep it off.  Despite this challenge, maintaining an ideal weight and raising healthy kids with food allergies may be simpler than you think when you implement helpful tips from Allergy Cookie!

Time and Money

It is often said, you either have time or you have money.  When dealing with a new food allergy diagnosis, you might feel like you have neither!  Our goal is to provide you with convenient tips that not only collapse time frames, but also teach you how to save money and maintain a lifestyle of frugal living despite food allergies, including offering coupons, promo codes and other discounts as they become available.

Products

Wouldn’t it be nice if you could go to just one place and find a wide range of allergy free food and other products to choose from – ALL of which are safe for you and your entire family?  Here at Allergy Cookie we’ll help you find allergy friendly and gluten free restaurants, stores, and websites and let you know which products and menu items to look out for at each.

Recipes and Kitchen Science

Because only 8% of children deal with food allergies on a daily basis, the demand for allergy friendly food products is low and your choices are limited which means you may find yourself needing to spend more time in the kitchen.  Allergy Cookie is committed to providing you with gluten free and vegan recipes (we also provide many recipes with meat) which are free of all of the top 8 food allergens responsible for 90% of food allergies in the United States today.  In addition to quick dinner ideas, we’ll also provide you with science lessons and  baking substitution ideas that teach you how to cook so you can create favorite hypoallergenic recipes of your own, based on your family’s specific dietary needs.

Kids and Parenting

Looking for resources to help you teach your kids how to deal with their food allergies?  Look no further! We’ll provide everything from cooking games and other activities for kids to parenting tips and advice that will help you empower your children to feel normal and live confidently despite their food allergy.  From their physical development to their mental, social and emotional well-being, all aspects of your kids' health are important to us!

Help for the Non-Allergic

Have you recently been asked to provide party food ideas for the neighbor’s birthday party that your food allergic child has been invited to attend?  What about your child’s school classroom?  Send your non-allergic friends and acquaintances here to learn more about how to accommodate people with food allergies and help them understand what you are going through.  We'll also spread food allergy awareness among your non-allergic friends as we teach them about the real risks of anaphylaxis and how epinephrine can save lives in emergency situations.

Sources:

Centers of Disease Control and Prevention

Food Allergy Research and Education

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