Food allergies impact the lives of millions of children. This podcast series is for food allergy parents and caregivers that need a bit of advice and support from someone who understand their struggle. Hosted by Sue, an everyday Midwestern mom whose teenaged sons have food allergies, Parenting Food Allergies will cover the questions and issues that food allergy parents face on a daily basis as their child grows up.
Sue understands food allergies from a few different angles. One of her sons has had food allergies since infancy while the other developed a serious allergy at 18 years and within weeks of leaving for college. Because of this, Sue will weave in stories of her family’s experiences, both good and bad, into the episodes. Sue’s three kids (Joe, the life-long allergic child and a 13-year-old semi-professional actor; Tom, the newly allergic college kid; and Mary, the “lucky” non-allergic child) will occasionally contribute to the discussions as will her husband Kevin, other parents and of course experts within the field.
A few of the topics you can expect to hear about are: diagnosis, starting school, going to parties, people not “getting it”, bullying, food allergies in the news, research, cooking, eating out and psychological aspects…a whole lot of psychological aspects.
Feel free to contact Sue if you have topics or issue you would like to hear about!
Parenting Food Allergies…from a mom who knows.
Hurricane Assistance for Food Allergy Families and Disaster Preparedness
In the last few weeks, the hurricane disaster has affected millions of people including hundreds of thousands of food allergic people. Today, Sue and Caroline Moassessi – The Grateful Foodie – share several ways you can help those impacted by Hurricane’s Harvey and Irma. Having both endured several disasters including wildfires, floods, earthquakes, tornadoes, and blizzards, the...
Section 504 Plans and School-Aged Food Allergic Children
It is back to school time! For parents of food allergic kids, it is often a scary time. One of the best ways to help alleviate that fear is to obtain a Section 504 Plan for your child. On this episode of the Parenting Food Allergies Podcast, Sue and guest Amelia Smith Murphree, in-house counsel...
Meet the young creators of Everyday Allergen-Free lifestyle site
Role models are important for all young people. When those influencers happen to be a food allergic young adult and her college bestie, then exciting things happen for the food allergy community. Today, Sue welcomes role models Amanda Orlando and Joella Almeida onto the show to share their friendship journey and give details about their...
Food Allergy Fido: Food Allergen Service Dogs
Imagine having a dog who could sniff out minute amounts of allergens in your child’s everyday life? Ciara Gavin, a former Air Force K-9 Handler and founder of Allergen Detection Service Dogs, has been training dogs to do just that for nearly a decade. Today Ciara joins Sue to discuss food allergen detection dogs and what...
Food Allergy Tragedies: Two moms deal with emotions while learning from and honoring those lost to fatal anaphylaxis
Food allergy related tragedies have dominated the news and social media these last few weeks. On this episode, Sue and Caroline Moassessi openly discussion how these losses have impacted their lives and how they’ve learned to manage their fears while continuing to follow these important stories. They share why they deeply respect the grieving families...
Love & Marriage: 8 Ways to Maintain a Strong Relationship while Raising Food Allergy Kids
Having a child with a chronic condition such as food allergies can create lots of strain in a home. Many of us are fortunate to share the responsibility with a partner but keeping one’s relationship strong takes work. Lots of work! Today, Sue and her husband Kevin discuss eight core things they’ve done to maintain...
Thank you so much for the 504 Plan podcast, I am so glad I found it. You and Amelia gave me so much information about preparing for my son to go into Kindergarten with a 504 plan. So far I’ve felt lost on where to start - thank for you the links and resources to FAACT! I appreciate all the information provided and the help feeling at ease about the scary process ahead. I’m terrified of course but feeling a little better with so many answers to questions I’ve had. Thank you thank you!! From one food allergy mom to another - I appreciate this so much!
Sue has a great voice and offers some helpful tips and knowledge to help with food allergies!
Thanks from one food allergy mama to another
I'm so glad that you're doing this podcast-- shedding light on important subjects related to food allergies. I hope to share this and other information through my nutrition blog, Bacon + Broccoli. Thanks a million, fellow food allergy mama!