It’s that time of year again, the biggest even of the free from calendar – The LondonAllergy & Free From Show.
It’s busy, hot and crazy but full of so much great information and amazing brands.
This year, I’ll be there selling my book, running workshops in the family corner and manning a stand with some of my favourite free from bloggers.
So, with hundreds of stands and a packed schedule of talks and demos, what should you make sure you don’t miss? Here are my recommendations:
Freefrom Family Corner
I’ll be running a workshop about staying safe on holiday with my lovely Allergy Travels team (Saturday 12pm ) and straight after helping children create a chef card (Saturday 12.30pm). Then the next day I’ll be running a workshop on how children can teach their friends about their allergies (Sunday 12.30pm).
While Kyle Dine will be there all weekend performing his brilliant puppet shows and music.
For older children, check out Daniel Kelly from May Contain talking about going to university with allergies (Saturday 11am)
There is an interesting sounding talk on Friday about Coping With Feeding Difficulties in Children With Allergies (Friday 11am) by Lucy Spicer, Action Against Allergy and a dietician.
Then stick around to learn more about IBS with Rebecca from Gluten Free Cuppa Tea (Saturday 4pm).
Freee By Doves Farm Kitchen
Catch Kortney Kwong-Hing from Allergy Girl Eats making Socca and choco-chickpea cookies (Friday 1pm)
Grace Cheetham will be making a delicious sounding Fig, Rosemary and Olive Pizza (Saturday 11am)
Then stick around for Nathalie and her son Callum from Intolerant Gourmand making Kids Easy Chocolate Cheesecake (Saturday 12pm)
Stands to visit
Free From Bloggers Hub (A48)
Come and visit me, buy a book or ask any questions about raising children with allergies. Vicki from Free From Fairy will also be selling her amazing gluten free flour. While some of my other favourite free from bloggers will also be there to help you out – Rebecca from Glutarama, Kate from Gluten Free Alchemist, Midge from Peachicks’ Bakery and Mel from Le Coin De Mel.
Allergy UK (A27)
If you are new to allergies, or looking for some trusted information then make sure you visit the Allergy UK stand to find advice, leaflets and support.
Bakd Cake (A10)
Cosi Care (A49)
I’m really excited about Cosi Care. a new product for helping people with eczema and looking forward to trying it out at the show – and they’re on the stand next door to us!
Marty’s Universe (A515)
Marty’s Universe is a new allergy friendly snack brand with kids in mind. I worked with them for their launch a few month’s ago and it’s great to see a fun, character led product.
Natasha Allergy Research Foundation (A521)
Tanya and Nadim, the parents of Natasha Ednan-Laperouse who died from an anaphylactic reaction to a Pret sandwic,h have launched the new Natasha Allergy Research Foundation in her name.
Smart Peak Flow (A57)
The Smart Peak Flow is a great gadget that you can attach to your smart phone so you can record your peak flow readings and easily share them with doctors. We were sent one to try and J enjoys seeing his readings come up on the chart.
I am a firm believer in the power of gut health for allergies and other health concerns. We have been trying out Symprove for the last month after I met them at The Allergy Show in Glasgow and was impressed by the research to back up their formula.
So there are my top picks. What are yours?
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