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Simplifying life for families with food allergies.

FAAN’s Food Allergy Walks – And, Yes, They’re Near You! September 19, 2012

2012 Walk Logo

Hey guys!  Just wanted to remind everyone that FAAN’s Walks for Food Allergy are taking place all over the country right now.  They are intended to raise money and awareness for food allergy research and programming.  I also think there’s great value in showing food allergic kids just how many families in their community deal with this increasingly prevalent issue.  Giving kids a sense of commonality with their peers in this way may be very eye-opening.  And, walking to help find answers for an issue they likely face several times a day is empowering to food allergic kids who may sometimes feel helpless to their allergy or allergies.


This weekend (Sept. 22- 23, 2012), there are walks in:

  • Northern Virginia
  • Austin, Texas
  • Lansing, Michigan
  • Baltimore, Maryland
  • Boston, Massachusetts
  • Columbus, Ohio

….and many more locations with dates upcoming.  Check out FAAN’s Walk Page for more information.


I’m off to grab my sneakers.  Hope to see you on the walk!

Join Us at a 2012 Walk


I Eat Park City: Last One (for now) – Vinto April 17, 2012


On our last night in Park City, we decided to try Vinto’s.  The decor and ambiance was bright, fun, and inviting.  And, having won so many dining awards, it was no surprise that the food was great!  What a fabulous way to end our amazing trip.


My boys decided to order something simple (plain pasta with olive oil), so it’s not fair for me to judge Vinto’s allergy-friendliness.  However, I will say that the fact that they have both gluten-free pasta and gluten-free pizza crust is a good start.  Plus, there’s sorbetto (sorbet!) for dessert….  Lifeis sweet in Park City!


I Eat Park City cont’d: Maxwell’s April 11, 2012


Maxwell’s, known for their delicious NY-style pizza, was a *HUGE* find after a long, arduous afternoon tubing (yes, tubing!).  Reading through their hilariously named pizza options, I noticed they serve a gluten-free pie!   A cause to celebrate (and eat!) if you’re in the market for a GF dinner.


It’s a restaurant I certainly won’t “fugettabout” for next time.