Food Challenges

Did you get to see Nightline last week when they featured food allergies and food challenges?

It's a heart-wrenching story about a 5-year-old who has been fed through a feeding tube for the past 2 years since he seemed to be allergic to everything. The piece implies that food challenges offer a new way to control food allergies, which is a mis-leading portrayl. Hopefully people will read the article and watch the video to understand what a food challenge is, and what it isn't.

We're visiting the allergiest Friday for an egg challenge. We haven't done a food challenge in over 5 years. There are many emotions associated with a food challenge-excitement in possibly being able to introduce a new food, fear that something will go wrong, anxiety about the process...

I'm making scrambled eggs and french toast to take to the office. My son has really been looking forward to eating french toast and I've been stumped over how to make it egg-free. Anyway, on Friday, he'll at least get one tiny bite of it. My hope is that he'll be able to eat the whole thing and then come home for a towering plate of golden, crisply-fried, cinnamon-sugar french toast.

Whoops! I just drooled on my keyboard.
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