Teens in the Real World

This website is designed for young adults who want to take a more active role in managing their food allergies.

Embarrassing Stories

Teens share some of their embarrassing moments that resulted because of their food allergies.

Emily has created a website that sells singing grams to raise money for food allergy research. She recorded 100 grams to help celebrate birthdays, anniversaries, and other events. Visit her website to hear some samples.

Vitacost and Nutrisystem

Given that Vitacost and Nutrisystem are popular online destinations for those who are looking to lose weight  some of you may be wondering: "Can we still lose weight with Vitacost's weight loss products or with Nutrisystem's meal delivery program if we have certain food allergies?" Yes, both Vitacost and Nutrisystem food items have labels that list all the ingredients. Also,  you can find a breakdown of the nutritional value either on the package or the company's website. Alternatively, you can call a representative and they will not only provide information about your specific food allergy, they will also give you nutrisystems coupons and coupons for vitacost, and make recommendations so your can find the best meal plan or weight loss supplement to lose weight safely.  

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Watch Out

Some food manufacturers use statements at the end of ingredient listings to let consumers know what allergy-causing ingredients are in the product (for example, "Contains peanuts and milk"). If you come across a statement that does not list the food to which you are allergic, be sure to read the complete listing anyway, just to be sure.

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I had a minor reaction on Christmas Eve a few years ago, and was covered in hives. My family was nervous about anaphylaxis, but I had no symptoms at that point, so I treated the hives and monitored symptoms. I made an appointment with my allergist to discuss the reaction, who said the reaction could have progressed fully to anaphylaxis and that the next time something similar happens I should go to the ER. This taught me that no matter how inconvenient, it is always smarter to be safe - even on Christmas!

~Caitlin age 19


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