It’s Food Allergy Awareness Week. I know, I know. Another awareness week. What are you supposed to be donating to now, you might ask. But now that I’ve spent a year as an active member of the food allergy community myself, I can guarantee you that families with food allergies don’t care about your money.
I cooked all the time pre-children. Every weekend, I’d make a batch of soup and divide it into individual servings for lunches I could take to work. And almost every night, I’d make a home-cooked meal to enjoy with my husband.
But now? Ha. Ha ha ha.
I used to be chipper about introducing allergens. “It’s important to introduce the top allergens early and often!” I would tell my clients. “Early introduction is our best defense against the development of food allergies.”
I’m a pediatric dietitian and I teach classes on starting solids.
Diana K. Rice, RD
The Baby Steps Dietitian
Hi, I'm Diana. Registered dietitian and mom to a toddler and a newborn.
Family nutrition is my passion but balancing good health on top of the chaos new parenthood brings is tough stuff!