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Allergy Foodie

When he was just four months old, Anu Rao’s son was diagnosed with multiple food allergies. With a background in food and nutrition, Rao stays on top of issues like ingredient listings, new recipes, and substitute foods. Her goal is to help friends, family, and others dealing with food allergies to “thrive without” the top eight food allergens.

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Itchy Little World

Run by self-proclaimed “mompreneur” Jennifer Roberge, Itchy Little World shares her family’s stories of battling eczema, allergies, and asthma using an integrative approach. It also features related news and stories from guest bloggers and industry professionals.

AllergicChild Blog is the creation of Robert and Nicole Smith. They are the parents of a teenage son with severe food allergies and a college-age daughter with celiac disease and a mast cell-mediated disorder. The goal of their site and blog is to share their experiences and help other parents keep their children safe, healthy, and living as normal a life as possible.

Team Anaphylaxis Blog

Team Anaphylaxis is a grassroots effort to advance the fair treatment of people affected by anaphylaxis. Founded by a group of parent advocates, Team Anaphylaxis is committed to educating the public about food allergies and anaphylaxis—a life threatening and legally recognized disability.

Onespot Allergy

Elizabeth Goldenberg, a Canadian lawyer and the mother of two sons, founded OnespotAllergy in 2009. One of her two sons has life-threatening peanut and tree nut allergies. Elizabeth is the co-author, with allergist Dr. Mark Greenwald, of a comprehensive online anaphylaxis first aid course, which explains exactly how to handle an allergic emergency.

The Nut-Free Mom

As the mom of a daughter who lives with life-threatening nut allergies, Jenny Kales started this site to spread the word about food allergies to others. The award-winning blog is now the leading parenting site in North America for families living with peanut and tree nut allergies. The Nut-Free Mom adds a touch of humor to a serious subject with helpful tips and nut-free recipes.

Cybele Pascal, As the mother of a food-allergic family, Cybele Pascal has focused her career on “working to make the world a safer and more delicious place for eaters everywhere, one recipe at a time.” Pascal’s site focuses on helping readers live “free-to-eat” without the top eight allergens. The site includes new recipes, tips on allergen-free products, and tidbits from her life.

The Allergy Eats Blog, AllergyEats is a comprehensive, user-friendly guide to allergy-friendly restaurants across the United States. It is a user-reviewed directory of restaurants—rated by people with food allergies, for people with food allergies.

The Diary of Ana Phylaxis, Kate Hufnagel started this site after being diagnosed with severe food allergies in her 30s. The site and her blog focus on providing information for other adult allergy sufferers.

Food Allergy Mom Doc, Donna DeCosta, MD is the married mother of two sons with life-threatening food allergies. Through her blog, book, and social network pages, DeCosta strives to support people with food allergies, as well as their family members, friends, teachers, and caregivers.

Food Sensitive Shopper, Food Sensitive Shopper provides advice for shoppers looking for allergy-safe and gluten-free foods.