We had a recent experience where we were in the situation of having to refuse food from someone whose feelings got a bit hurt. It was a good reminder that it's important to be nice about refusing food (Ryan tends to be, uh, forceful in his refusal). It was also a good way to teach him that standing his ground and doing what he knows is right is more important than possibly hurting someone's feelings. Tricky stuff. And I especially hated having to hurt someone's feelings, but I also have to wonder if that person was really listening to us when we said, as gently as we could, "No thanks, we have food allergies."
Welcome to the August 20, 2009 edition of the Living with Food Allergies Blog Carnival. We're glad you stopped by! It's short and sweet this time--hope everyone is having a safe summer/back-to-school season.
Alisa presents Sweet Nutrition: True Blue Smoothie posted at One Frugal Foodie, saying, "This simple smoothie is a fantastic one for sneaking added nutrition into the diets of loved ones. Greens, flaxseeds, protein, you name it - they will never know :)"
Karen Blue presents Oliver's Labels posted at Avoiding Milk Protein Blog, saying, "Discount for Oliver's Labels, nut free, dairy free and other tags. Allergy lables are great for lunch containers and bags. In time for back to school."
Alisa presents "Free-From" Retailers Make Back to School Shopping Easier for Special Diets posted at Go Dairy Free.
Alisa presents Premium Chocolatiers Announces New Milkless Milk Chocolate Bars Made in "Free-From" ... posted at Go Dairy Free.
Kim, The Food Allergy Coach presents Ask the Coach: What exactly is personal coaching? posted at The Food Allergy Coach, saying, "Coaching can be a resource to help you and your family (and the community you live in) adjust to food allergies."
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Jennifer B presents Food Allergy Buzz Looks for Answers re: Epipens on School Buses posted at Food Allergy Buzz.
Trevor Watkinson presents Oral Allergy Syndrome And Insect Bites posted at Oral Allergy Syndrome.ca, saying, "Oral Allergy Syndrome symptoms and insect bite allergies are connected because all allergies come from protein."
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