From being a lifeline to creating confidence: how we help those newly diagnosed with food allergy survive and thrive

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Gerardo and his family – Gerardo C. is a new food allergy dad from Ottawa, ON. In May of this year, life as he knew it became different as his daughter was diagnosed with allergies to peanut, tree nuts and milk at age 1.

“It was overwhelming and stressful when we discovered my daughter had a food allergy, we were at a loss at how to manage this condition,” Gerardo recalls. “My wife and I had to very quickly accept the diagnosis, and go to the next step, which was knowing how to manage it, to help keep her safe.”

Due to the pandemic, it took a while for Gerardo’s daughter to see an allergist. “We knew she had two anaphylactic reactions, but not knowing what she reacted to and the possibility that she could be allergic to multiple foods was the biggest challenge. In the meantime, he decided to bring his daughter to see a nutritionist who has expertise in food allergy. “She gave us some helpful resources and recommended Food Allergy Canada’s site…

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