News: live web chat on kids and allergy

Questions and Answers signpostDISCOVERING your child has a food allergy isn’t just a question of diagnosis and treatment. Each day throws up fresh challenges and it’s not always easy to find the answers.

So the chance to speak one-on-one with an expert is a godsend. Which is why I’ll be tuning in to this Thursday’s live web chat with paediatric allergy supremo Professor John Warner.

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Support group dates…

I’VE BEEN very remiss in blogging about these but the food allergy parents’ support group is trundling on happily, with different get-togethers happening in different parts of London. The next two are in Ealing and at St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington, but there are plans for another north London one, hopefully in November. I’ll keep you posted. Continue reading “Support group dates…”

Fight for your right to party!

SO, HERE we are surrounded by the debris of a summer get-together. But unlike the old days it’s not cig butts and wine bottles; this time I’m talking grapes, free from biscuits, and two empty pots of tea, because today we hosted the allergy parent support group for the very first time.

You only realise how keyed up you are about mass gatherings with a food allergic child when you are finally able to hold or go to one without any worries. No-one this afternoon was going to turn up with a peanut butter sandwich in a lunchbox – and I didn’t have to warn anyone of the dos and don’ts in advance. Continue reading “Fight for your right to party!”

Bearing up

Fame at last! As you can see, Sidney is bearing up remarkably well despite his Food Allergy Ordeal.

Billboards and front pages of the Hackney Gazette, no less. I hasten to add, despite the headlines, he can eat birthday cake (albeit wheat free, egg free and nut free – see here for recipe) and he happens to like boiled courgette, but that aside it’s nice to have a bit of a plug for the upcoming parent support group. Date TBC as soon as poss – hopefully June. All food allergy parents who can get themselves to the Hackney area are very welcome. Details to follow…