Food Allergy

FARECon2018

What I learned at FARECon 2018 Every year FARE holds an annual conference for adults and a summit for teenagers. This year the event was around the corner from our home in DC so Melissa, co-founder of Foublie, joined the fun! FARE is the largest NGO in the US working on food allergies. They provide education and advocacy, improve access to diagnosis and treatment and expand research on food allergies.   As a new ally Read more…

Food Allergy

Why you should feed your baby peanuts (according to science)

Are you confused about what you should be doing when it comes to introducing food allergens to your kids? I don’t blame you. The evidence and guidelines have changed a lot in the last couple of years and it is hard to keep up. It shouldn’t be that complicated, but it is. So let’s demystify it!   You might be thinking to yourself, with my last child I wasn’t supposed to give them peanuts until Read more…

Food

10 things about food allergies every family must know

10 Things Every Family Must Know About Food Allergies Every family needs to have a basic understanding of food allergies. Why? Here are some facts that surprised us:  1 in 3 kids with food allergies say they get bullied for it Only 8 foods, by law, must be labeled on packaging.  200,000 trips are made to the ER every year because of food allergies Numbers are growing in the US and now one knows why. Read more…

Food

Got milk?

Hey everyone. Dr. Maria here. Today I want to tackle a question I get often from my friends and parents in the clinic: After a baby turns 1, should they drink cow’s milk? Great question! For many of us we grew up drinking cow’s milk every single day. For others, their household follows a plant-based diet. Some babies just refuse it. It is also the most common allergy in the United States! So let’s break Read more…

Food

What the heck is organic?

By: Melissa Antal MPH Foublie does not endorse these products. Just a picture of who gave me free stuff!   Melissa here! I’m fresh off a trip to the Natural Foods East expo in Baltimore. Over 1500 companies were at the event, and that included Foublie! It was an amazing few days filled with free samples of everything from baby food pouches to chocolate covered crickets to puffed water lily seeds. All tasty! More importantly I met the Read more…

Infant Nutrition

What We Feed Our Babies Matters

By: Maria E. Rivera MD MPH Last month, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) published a new Policy Statement on the importance of nutrition during pregnancy and very early childhood. As both a pediatrician and a mom I felt myself nodding along while also wondering, why are we not talking about this more? I barely remember the one lecture I had on nutrition during medical school. I did not have any dedicated time on nutrition Read more…