Parenting a Kiddo with Food Allergy

Parenting is hard enough, but with food allergy too? Knowing the kryptonite is a great first step!

Y’all, parenting ain’t easy (can I get a high-five, fist-bump, all from at least 6 feet away, of course), and parenting a kiddo with food allergy takes things to another level.

You may feel like you are Super Mario and you found the warp zone so just tunneled ahead many lands to a more powerful Bowser. 

But this Bowser certainly is beatable – you just have to know how to beat him. 

Just like Superman had kryptonite, we all have our things that can hold us back. When these challenges are in the form of navigating life with a food allergy, the first step to avoiding a bad outcome is to know your allergen.

That is how Joseph and Linda DiGangi raised their family. They are the proud parents of three boys, one of whom is Joey DiGangi, CEO of tech start-up AssureTech and creator of EpiCenter-App and EpiCenter-Case. Tune in to this episode to hear the DiGangi family talk about parenting and growing up with food allergy. 

What’s your food allergy question?

Do you have a question about food allergy and parenting that you’d like answered on the podcast? Submit it here!

Additional Show Notes

I have talked about a non-profit…

The non-profit is The Teal Schoolhouse, whose primary program is Code Ana. Code Ana equips schools for medical emergencies like anaphylaxis. Our primary program is the Code Ana School Program, which is a comprehensive approach to school-focused medical preparedness. This program guides schools through the process of creating a medical emergency response plan. This is one of the most important components of a school’s food allergy policy!

A medical emergency response plan is important for all kiddos and for adults at any school! Our primary goal is to share the School Program, and Code Ana’s Online Epinephrine Training Program helps support that goal. Through this program, you will educate yourself while you support this important mission! (BTW although Pam and I serve in leadership roles of Code Ana and The Teal Schoolhouse, our time/effort/work is completely voluntary).

So… does your kiddo’s school have Code Ana?

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