No Tricks, Just Treats!

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Halloween is around the corner and kids are looking forward to trick or treating for their favorite candies! Trick or treating is a great memory for kids to make and can be so much fun, but for children with allergies, the candy they get in their bags matters more than those without them. So your child does not have to miss out on any of the fun, here are some great allergy free options for your favorite witch or goblin!
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A Creative Approach to Food Allergies and Trick-or-Treating

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Ever notice how many kids who are in feeding therapy also have food allergies? With Halloween just around the corner, I’m encountering parents in my practice who are scared to let their food-allergic kids go Trick or Treating. As their child’s feeding therapist, I try to offer creative strategies to ease their minds and still allow their little munch bug an evening of safe but spooky fun!
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Food Cravings: Consuming Peanuts and Soy During Pregnancy

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Are you craving a peanut butter and jelly sandwich during your pregnancy? Did you religiously consume soy products like yogurt and milk before your pregnancy, but aren't sure if you should continue to do so?
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Formula Fed—Me and My Boys

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I don’t want moms to feel guilty for not breastfeeding because they cannot or simply because they choose not to.
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Quinoa Cornbread (gluten & dairy-free)

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Whether you serve it alongside Thanksgiving dinner or as a side at a Sunday night family dinner, cornbread is a great addition to a home-cooked meal. This recipe is both gluten and dairy free and could easily be made vegan by swapping the egg for a flax egg or applesauce.
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Children’s Multivitamins: How To Choose?

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While there is no perfect vitamin - real food is the best source of nutrition, many RD’s and MD’s recommend children, especially picky eaters, take a multivitamin to help ensure micronutrient intake.
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Healthy Quinoa and Mushroom Stuffing + Giveaway

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With the holidays just around the corner, the MDIO kitchen has been buzzing with festive recipes. A recent idea we've been working on is feeding your guests who have food allergies/sensitivities or other food aversions. Therefore, we've whipped up a vegetarian, gluten-free, nut-free dish that is just as delicious as traditional stuffing!
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