First-person stories from families living with food allergies
We know that living with food allergies can be isolating, especially if you don’t have friends or family who understand what you’re going through. Perhaps your child has got a recent diagnosis or is reaching a new milestone, like going on their first playdate or starting school, and you wish you knew how others had managed.
The good news is that there are lots of people who do understand, who have gone through similar challenges and have brilliant tips to share!
We asked some of The Allergy Team’s writers and supporters to tell their stories, in their own words and to share their top tips for thriving with a food allergy.
Click on the links below to watch or read their first-hand accounts and if you’d like to share your story to inspire others, please get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org
School residential trips can provide a great opportunity for pupils with food allergies to exercise some independence, but they can cause anxiety…
When Becca’s daughter was diagnosed with a peanut allergy she realised she needed to educate herself about allergies and take care of her own wellbeing.
Ayah was determined to live life to the full at university. Here she explains how, with careful planning and good friends, she made the most of being a student.
When Sarah went looking for information and support about facing family life with food allergies she couldn’t find it – so she launched The Allergy Team.
How do you help your child cope when they’re made to feel different or singled-out because of food allergy?
Rebecca knew nothing about allergies before she had children, so discovering her son had multiple food allergies was a huge shock.