Have you ever wondered what kids think about their food allergies? Is it as scary as we allergies think it is? Or is there a silver lining? Over the months of September and October I will be publishing the Allergy Kids Mini Series. Each week I will be talking to kids with food allergies about what they really think about having allergies and how they live with them everyday. These allergy kids range from as young as 4 years old all the way up to the grownup allergy kids. The aim of this mini series is to give you an insight into the thoughts, likes, dislikes, worries and celebrations of allergy kids and how it changes over the years. Many times allergy parents can worry that their child with allergies will miss out and will have a worse quality to life, but I know this isn’t the case and these allergy kids will show you how they don’t miss out, they just do things differently. Enjoy!

Today’s Allergy Kids:

Shirali, 19 years old – severe tree nut allergy and her brother Arul, 14 years old

Their Blog : https://foodallergylowdown.com/about/

Today I hear about the Allergy Smartz App created by Shirali and Arul after a family holiday to Mexico after they found a difficulty communicating Shirali’s allergies. They wanted a way to tell hotel staff, chefs and waiters about the need for allergy free foods including avoiding cross-contamination. The app is now available to download for Apple and Android devices.


Allergy Kid Top Tips:

  1. Don’t be shy
  2. Stay safe but be willing to explore
  3. Educate others about your allergies


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Chocolate Recipe Book Preview

For those of you who have been following my blog and podcast for a little while you’ll know I’m writing a Chocolate Treats Recipe Book. It is the ultimate guide to working with dairy free chocolate with an amazing array of cakes, cupcakes, cookies, biscuits, sweet morsels and other delights all free from the top 14 allergens!

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