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In this episode, we learn potent tips for parents and caregivers as they pass the food allergy baton to their college students from food allergy advocate and parent of rising college senior, Jill Mindlin, JD. Jill discusses how to instill confidence and self-management skills and how to have challenging but essential conversations with your student. Please note: this episode addresses alcohol and parent-student discussions. FAACT does not condone underage drinking but acknowledges the importance of food allergy safety at college.Links to keep you in the know:FAACT's College Resource CenterFAACT's Facebook Group for Parents/Caregivers of High School & College StudentsFAACT's Roundtable College Podcasts:Powerhouse Eating for Teens and College Students with Food Allergies Part 1College and Your Student's Rights: Food Allergies and Medical SinglesNavigating FAACT's College Resource Center - Before You AcceptNavigating Parties, Dating, and Friends at College with Food AllergiesFood Allergen Training: How MenuTrinfo is making Colleges and Dining Out SaferCollege Life with Food Allergies - Featuring college students and Jill's daughter, MayaParents: How to Listen When Your Teen is Ready to Talk Mental HealthPreparing for College with Jill Mindlin - Part 1Preparing for College with Jill Mindlin - Part 2Visit us at www.FoodAllergyAwareness.org and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and YouTube.  Contact us directly via Email.Sponsored by: National Peanut Board
In this episode, we're talking about food allergen safe food! More than just a cookbook, The Everything Nut Allergy Cookbook, authored by FAACT's Director of Marketing, Lisa Horne, covers delicious recipes and how to substitute ingredients to customize meals to fit the allergen needs of your family. We explore how to use this cookbook as a learning tool to educate others about food allergies. Sharing personal stories, advice and tips as a fellow food allergy mom, Lisa's warm and friendly personality shines in this podcast as she shares highlights from The Everything Nut Allergy Cookbook.To keep you in the know, below are helpful links:Where to buy The Everything Nut Allergy Cookbook: Available wherever books are soldFood Allergy PI BlogFind Lisa Horne on social media at @foodallergypi (Twitter, Facebook and Instagram)Visit us at www.FoodAllergyAwareness.org and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and YouTube. Contact us directly via Email.You can find the FAACT Roundtable Podcast on Pandora, Apple Podcast, Spotify, Google Podcast, Stitcher, iHeart Radio, Podcast Chaser, Deezer, and Listen Notes.Sponsored by: DBV Technologies
In this episode, Aleasa Word, FAACT's Vice President of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI), helps us understand how and why it is vital to be a food allergy ally to parents and caregivers of children with food allergies, as well as adults with food allergies. Aleasa thoughtfully explains how to become a supportive and successful ally so we can uplift the food allergy community together!To keep you in the know:Learn more about Aleasa Word at FAACTFollow Aleasa on social media:Twitter: @IAmMzWordFacebook: @AleasawordFAACTInstagramYou can find the FAACT Roundtable Podcast on Pandora, Apple Podcast, Spotify, Google Podcast, Stitcher, iHeart Radio, Podcast Chaser, Deezer, and Listen Notes.Visit us at www.FoodAllergyAwareness.org and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and YouTube. Contact us directly via Email.Sponsored by: National Peanut Board
We explore how to hold productive conversations with elementary to college-aged children about Back-to-School while getting comfortable with uncertainty. FAACT's Director of Behavioral Health, Emery Gewirtz, MA School Psychology, provides practical and actionable tips that parents can start using right now, before school starts.To keep you in the know, below are a few, free & helpful links:Podcasts:Parents: How to Listen When Your Kids Are Ready to Talk About Mental HealthTeens: How to Talk to Your Parents about Your Mental HealthFood Allergy Anxiety and DepressionSelf-Care and Coping Skills Tips for Your and Your FamilyLost Memories of Students in Transitions: Where Do We Go From HereBlogs:Mental Health Awareness Month: The Effects of PTSD and Food AllergiesThe Lost Memories of Students in Transition: Where Do We Go from Here?Compassion in a Time of Chaos: There is No Right ResponseResources:FAACT's Parents: How to Listen to Your Children and Teens When They Are Ready to Talk to You About Their Mental HealthFAACT's When It’s Time to Seek Help: Behavioral Health Issues and Your Food AllergiesYou can find the FAACT Roundtable Podcast on Apple Podcast, Spotify, Google Podcast, Stitcher,  iHeart Radio, Podcast Chaser, Deezer, and Listen Notes.Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, & Pinterest.Sponsored by: National Peanut Board
In this episode, Executive Chef Keith Norman, South Point Resort and Casino, candidly talks about managing food allergies from his unique perspective behind the stove. Chef Keith challenges us to ask our servers and food establishments not only about allergens, but what type of food allergen training have they experienced. To keep you in the know, below are helpful links:Dining Out - FAACT resourceAllergen Awareness: A Chef's Perspective, Author Chef Keith NormanSouth Point Resort and Casino - Las Vegas, NevadaVisit us at www.FoodAllergyAwareness.org and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and YouTube. Contact us directly via Email.Sponsored by: National Peanut BoardChef Keith Bio:Growing up in a family surrounded by cooking and homemade meals from scratch, Chef Keith was instilled with knowledge of adding patients and love into every pinch and every dash of ingredients added to his recipes. Beginning with a taste of culinary duties as a Marine, then finding his calling within a series of experiences in Las Vegas, Chef Keith perseveres by offering a safe dining experience to those with life-threatening food allergies. He has become regarded as the top professional in his industry for over 25 years. Chef Keith continues his journey in helping others each year with a heart full of compassion while doing no less than continuing to surprise everyone with his relentless advocacy.Chef Keith has a passion for food safety and sanitation that is apparent in his role as Assistant Executive Chef and Food Safety Manager for the South Point Hotel & Casino and as a culinary arts instructor at The International Culinary School at The Art Institute of Las Vegas. In both roles, Chef Keith is responsible for training and educating students and culinary professionals in one of the most important facets of the food service industry.     Chef Keith has worked his way up the culinary ladder at Las Vegas properties, including Bally’s, the Mirage, Treasure Island, Paris, Suncoast, and South Point hotels and casinos. He is a certified professional food manager, certified HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points) manager, NEHA (National Environmental Health Association) certified food trainer, NRA (Nevada Restaurant Association) certified food safety trainer, a certified registered OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) trainer and a master certified food executive. Chef Keith has trained through the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) in the areas of foodborne illness investigation, agro-terrorism and food systems disasters.     Chef Norman is a member of FAACT’s Board of Directors and Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Advisory Board, the Casino Management Association, International Food Safety Council, Alliance of Black Culinarians, Nevada Food Safety Task Force, and Stop Foodborne Illness.
In this episode, Dr. Dave Stukus demystifies the recently released article, "Acute At Home Management of Anaphylaxis During the COVID-19 Pandemic," which suggests protocol for possibly re-treating specific types of allergic reactions at home in order to avoid ER visits in populations where COVID-19 is a potential threat in the emergency department setting.To keep you in the know, below are helpful links:FAACT's Resource Page for COVID-19FAACT's Roundtable Podcasts on COVID-19Acute at Home Management of Anaphylaxis During the COVID-19 PandemicYou can follow Dr. Stukus on Twitter and Instagram at @AllergyKidsDoc.You can find the FAACT Roundtable Podcast on Apple Podcast, Spotify, Google Podcast, Stitcher,  iHeart Radio, Podcast Chaser, Deezer, and Listen Notes.Visit us at www.FoodAllergyAwareness.org and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and YouTube. Contact us directly via Email.
Ep. 4: FAACTs vs Myths

Ep. 4: FAACTs vs Myths

2020-04-0419:23

Dr. S. Shahzad Mustafa joins the FAACT Roundtable Podcast today as he busts a few common food allergy myths. As the management of food allergies evolve, it is important to stay up to date. In this podcast, Dr. Mustafa addresses kissing, cross-contact, over-diagnosis and more.To keep you in the know, below are a few, free and helpful links to our downloadable materials:Signs and Symptoms of Anaphylaxis PosterEpinephrine Auto-Injector OptionsAllergy and Anaphylaxis Emergency PlanPreventing Cross-Contact and Accidental ExposureYou can find the FAACT Roundtable Podcast on Apple Podcast, Spotify, Google Podcast, Stitcher,  iHeart Radio, Podcast Chaser, Deezer, and Listen Notes.Visit us at www.FoodAllergyAwareness.org and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and YouTube. Contact us directly via Email. Sponsored by: National Peanut Board and DBV Technologies
Dr. S. Shahzad Mustafa discusses new food allergy research and treatments. One of the biggest announcements this year has been the approval of Palforzia for use with Oral Immunotherapy (OIT). Dr. Mustafa discusses this new drug and other biologics available and in the works. To keep you in the know, below are a few, free and helpful links to our downloadable materials:Navigating the Food Allergy Treatment Decision ProcessNavigating the Food Allergy Treatment Decision Process (PDF 1-pager)Visit us at www.FoodAllergyAwareness.org and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and YouTube. Contact us directly via Email. Sponsored by: National Peanut Board and DBV Technologies
In this episode, FAACT's Medical Advisory Board Chair, Dr. Shahzad Mustafa, explores food allergies, how allergists are currently managing their practices, including allergy shots and Oral Immunology (OIT), and best of all, a message of hope. Listeners will be heart-warmed by Dr. Mustafa’s advice for self-care and his passion for the food allergy and asthma community. To keep you in the know, below is a helpful link:FAACT's Resource Page for COVID-19Visit us at www.FoodAllergyAwareness.org and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and YouTube. Contact us directly via Email. Sponsored by: National Peanut Board and DBV Technologies
In this episode FAACT's Medical Advisory Board Chair, Dr. Shahzad Mustafa, explains COVID-19, current “treatments” and how asthma impacts the virus, and what you can do. To keep you in the know, below is a helpful link:FAACT's Resource Page for COVID-19Visit us at www.FoodAllergyAwareness.org and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and YouTube. Contact us directly via Email. Sponsored by: National Peanut Board and DBV Technologies
In this episode, we discuss how to mentally prepare your middle and high school student with food allergies for Back-to-School. There is quite a bit taking place in this age group and Emery Brown, nationally certified school psychologist and FAACT’s Director of Behavior Health, helps us understand how to support and encourage good mental wellness. Emery provides insight on what is taking place developmentally with students and how to help through understanding.To keep you in the know, here are helpful resources:School Prep Series: Preparing your student (K-4th) with Food Allergies for SeparationFAACT's Behavioral Health CenterYour Family: Building Resilience in KidsFood Allergy Anxiety and DepressionFAACT's Self-care SectionSelf-care and Coping Skills: Tips for You and Your FamilyFAACT's 'Parents: How to Listen to Your Children and Teens When They Are Ready to Talk to You About Their Mental Health'FAACT's 'When It’s Time to Seek Help: Behavioral Health Issues and Your Food Allergies'You can find the FAACT Roundtable Podcast on Pandora, Apple Podcast, Spotify, Google Podcast, Stitcher, iHeart Radio, Podcast Chaser, Deezer, and Listen Notes.Visit us at www.FoodAllergyAwareness.org and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and YouTube.  Contact us directly via Email.Sponsored by: National Peanut Board
In this episode, we discuss how to prepare your kindergarten through 4th-grade student with food allergies for Back-to-School separation with Emery Brown, nationally certified school psychologist and FAACT’s Director of Behavior Health. Emery provides tips on how to reduce anxiety and turn coping traps into helpful coping thoughts. Emery holds a Bachelor of Science in Public Health with a concentration in Health Communication from the College of New Jersey (TCNJ) and a Master of Arts in School Psychology from Rowan University.To keep you in the know, here are helpful resources:FAACT''s Behavioral Health CenterYour Family: Building Resilience in KidsFAACT's 'My Food Allergy Resilience Kit'FAACT's Family Activities to Role Play at HomeFood Allergy Anxiety and DepressionFAACT's Self-care SectionFAACT's Coping Skills Menu for KidsSelf-care and Coping Skills: Tips for You and Your FamilyFAACT's 'Parents: How to Listen to Your Children and Teens When They Are Ready to Talk to You About Their Mental Health'FAACT's 'When It’s Time to Seek Help: Behavioral Health Issues and Your Food Allergies'You can find the FAACT Roundtable Podcast on Pandora, Apple Podcast, Spotify, Google Podcast, Stitcher, iHeart Radio, Podcast Chaser, Deezer, and Listen Notes.Visit us at www.FoodAllergyAwareness.org and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and YouTube.  Contact us directly via Email.Sponsored by: National Peanut Board
Nationally certified school nurse, Robin Cogan, MEd, RN, NCSN, FNASN, FAAN,  whose commentary has been featured on CNN and the New York Times to name a few, discusses best practices for working with your school nurse to update your student's accommodations. Hear from one of the nation's foremost school nurses to pick up new tips for the upcoming school year.To keep you in the know, here are some helpful links:Our Children Will Suffer If Adults Can't Get Covid-19 Precautions Right: Opinion article by Comilla Sasson/Robin CoganCNN LIVE - Coronavirus Crisis: Featuring Robin Cogan, MEd, RN, NCSNFAACT's Guest Blog on COVID-19 and Students with Food Allergies with AASA The School Superintendents AssociationFAACT's Podcast: Responding to the CDC's Interim Guidance and Meals in the ClassroomFAACT's Position Statement and Letter to the CDC regarding CDC's Interim Guidance and Meals in the ClassroomCDC's Interim Guidance for Administrators of US K-12 Schools and Child Care ProgramsCDC's Childcare, Schools, and Youth ProgramsKeep up-to-date by visiting FAACT's Civil Rights Advocacy Resource CenterFAACT's Food Allergies and SchoolYou can find the FAACT Roundtable Podcast on Pandora, Apple Podcast, Spotify, Google Podcast, Stitcher, iHeart Radio, Podcast Chaser, Deezer, and Listen Notes.Visit us at www.FoodAllergyAwareness.org and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and YouTube. Contact us directly via Email.Sponsored by:  Aimmune* Please note that today's guest was not sponsored by Aimmune or compensated in any way by Aimmune.
We're discussing the impact of current Covid-19 guidelines and protocols on students with food allergies as we take a deeper dive into the basics of K-12 school accommodations with FAACT's General Counsel and Vice President of Civil Rights Advocacy, Amelia Smith, JD. Tips for handling accommodation violations and how to explain the severity of food allergy are a few highlights to expect in this information-packed podcast.To keep you in the know, here are a few links to topics mentioned in the podcast:Operational Guidance for K-12 Schools and Early Care and Education Programs to Support Safe In-Person LearningFrequently Asked Questions for K-12 and Early Care and Education (ECE) Settings: Information for School ECE Administrators, Teachers, Staff and ParentsLetter to Educators and Parents Regarding New CDC Recommendations and their impacts on Children - March 24, 2022FAACT’s Civil Rights Advocacy Resource CenterFAACT Civil Rights Advocacy - Section 504 Resources (Sample accommodations, sample parental/caregiver letters, sample doctor/allergist letters, and more)FAACT’s Civil Rights Advocacy PodcastsFAACT-recognized Food Allergy Support GroupsDepartment of Education, Section 504 Frequently Asked QuestionsContact Amelia Smith at Amelia.Smith@FoodAllergyAwareness.orgYou can find the FAACT Roundtable Podcast on Pandora, Apple Podcast, Spotify, Google Podcast, Stitcher, iHeart Radio, Podcast Chaser, Deezer, and Listen Notes.Visit us at www.FoodAllergyAwareness.org and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and YouTube.  Contact us directly via Email.Sponsored by: Aimmune Therapeutics
In this episode, we sit down with two leading mental health experts to learn about a groundbreaking peer-to-peer food allergy mentoring pilot study conducted at Children's National Hospital in Washington, DC. Linda Herbert, Ph.D., an assistant professor in the Division of Psychology and Behavioral Health at Children's National Hospital, and Pediatric Psychologist Ashley Ramos, Ph.D., bring us the study from behind the scenes. They explain its impact on families and what may lay ahead for parents and caregivers of patients that are newly diagnosed with food allergies.To keep you in the know, here are helpful resources:The Food Allergy Parent Mentoring Program:  A Pilot InterventionPsychology Today: Find a therapistFAACT's Behavioral Health Resource CenterFAACT's 'My Food Allergy Resilience Kit'FAACT's Family Activities at HomeYou can find the FAACT Roundtable Podcast on Pandora, Apple Podcast, Spotify, Google Podcast, Stitcher, iHeart Radio, Podcast Chaser, Deezer, and Listen Notes.Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, & Pinterest.Sponsored by: National Peanut Board
In this episode, we’re discussing the challenges and impact of living with food allergies. More importantly, how to overcome these challenges, avoid pitfalls, and enjoy a healthy and happy teal way of life with Emery Brown, FAACT’s Director of Behavior Health. Emery holds a Bachelor of Science in Public Health with a concentration in Health Communication from the College of New Jersey (TCNJ) and a Master of Arts in School Psychology from Rowan University. Emery is a nationally certified school psychologist. To keep you in the know, here are helpful resources:Podcasts:Your Family: Building Resilience in KidsFood Allergy Anxiety and DepressionSelf-care and Coping Skills: Tips for You and Your FamilyBlogs:Compassion in a Time of Chaos: There is No Right ResponseResources:FAACT''s Behavioral Health CenterFAACT's 'My Food Allergy Resilience Kit'FAACT's Coping Skills Menu for KidsFAACT's 'Parents: How to Listen to Your Children and Teens When They Are Ready to Talk to You About Their Mental Health'FAACT's 'When It’s Time to Seek Help: Behavioral Health Issues and Your Food Allergies'FAACT's Self-care SectionYou can find the FAACT Roundtable Podcast on Pandora, Apple Podcast, Spotify, Google Podcast, Stitcher, iHeart Radio, Podcast Chaser, Deezer, and Listen Notes.Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, & Pinterest.Sponsored by: The American College of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology
In this episode, we take a deep dive into the process of participating in Oral Immunotherapy (OIT) with a board-certified allergist, Dr. Brian Vickery, who outlines, in detail, what takes place during OIT including ages, and family impact as you consider this treatment option. Dr. Vickery's signature, easy-to-understand style shines through this lively conversation. To keep you in the know, below are helpful links:Peanut Allergy Treatment - Shared Decision-Making ToolCurrent State of Oral ImmunotherapyOral Immunotherapy 101: Learning ModuleFAACT's Navigating the Food Allergy Treatment Decision ProcessPalforzia ClinicalTrials.gov: Find a Clinical Trial near youYou can find the FAACT Roundtable Podcast on Pandora, Apple Podcast, Spotify, Google Podcast, Stitcher, iHeart Radio, Podcast Chaser, Deezer, and Listen Notes.Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, & Pinterest.Sponsored by: Aimmune
In this episode, we sat down with Aleasa Word, FAACT's Vice President of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, to learn why Juneteenth is an important holiday. We'll explore the history of this pivotal day and how we can celebrate with our families and loved ones while honoring traditions and keeping our family food allergy safe!To keep you in the know, below are helpful links:Juneteenth Foundation (Education, Awareness, and Activities)National Black Chamber of CommerceNational Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)Juneteenth Public Programs (National Museum of African American History & Culture)Volunteer MatchMeet Aleasa Word, FAACT's Vice President of Diversity, Education, and InclusionYou can find the FAACT Roundtable Podcast on Pandora, Apple Podcast, Spotify, Google Podcast, Stitcher, iHeart Radio, Podcast Chaser, Deezer, and Listen Notes.Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, & Pinterest.Sponsored by: Genentech
Mother Nature can bring wildfire, floods, and all sorts of natural disasters. In this episode, we break down how to prepare for an emergency whether you need to shelter in place or leave your home quickly while remaining diligent in managing food allergies.  FAACT's Vice President of Education, Kristin Osborne, shares tips and how her family, who lives in a hurricane zone, stay ready for any emergency, including a trip to the hospital.To keep you in the know, here are helpful resources:American Red Cross: Prepare for Emergencies American Red Cross: Emergency Preparedness ChecklistFood Allergy Life: How to Pack Go and Stay Bags PodcastYou can find the FAACT Roundtable Podcast on Pandora, Apple Podcast, Spotify, Google Podcast, Stitcher, iHeart Radio, Podcast Chaser, Deezer, and Listen Notes.Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, & Pinterest.Sponsored by: American College of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology
In this episode, food allergy educator, entertainer, and CEO & Founder of Equal Eats, Kyle Dine, share tips and tricks for staying safe when traveling locally or overseas. Kyle shares a few secrets and explains how to use Equal Eats restaurant and emergency cards and the deep research and work behind creating them. To keep you in the know, below are helpful links:Equal EatsKyle DineShare your travel adventure photos and tag Kyle and FAACT #MyVisit us at www.FoodAllergyAwareness.org and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and YouTube. Contact us directly via Email.You can find the FAACT Roundtable Podcast on Pandora, Apple Podcast, Spotify, Google Podcast, Stitcher,  iHeart Radio, Podcast Chaser, Deezer, and Listen Notes.Sponsored by:  National Peanut Board
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