A cure for milk allergies? Part 6: At school with Brett Nasuti

Brett Nasuti has battled bullies who have taunted him with put-downs like “peanut boy” and had to sit at the highly stigmatized ‘peanut-free table” at school. Even so, he could be the poster child for living well with food allergies. He’s even taken it upon himself to educate his peers by organizing an annual Food Allergy awareness week at his school, during which he raises money for food allergy research. Here, watch Brett in action and hear what his schoolmates have to say about what they’ve learned from him.

Other videos and posts in the series

Celebrity chef Ming Tsai, chef-owner of Blue Ginger restaurant in Wellesley, Massachusetts, is passionate about improving restaurant systems so people with food allergies can eat out safely. The father of a son who has had multiple severe food allergies, Tsai talks about what he’s learned as both a chef and a parent here.

In this video, the Nasutis take on their regular challenge of food shopping.

Watch a video where Brett taking his very first (tiny) sips of cow’s milk during Children’s new trial.

Click here to see Children’s Allergy Program’s Director, Lynda Schneider, MD, explaining the trial.

To watch the first video in the series, in which Brett and his mom, Robyn, talk about what it’s been like for their family to live with his life-threatening condition and their hopes for the trial’s outcome, click here.

To read Robyn’s account of what it was like when she found out about Brett’s severe allergies, read an excerpt from her diary.

Next week

Watch the Nasuti family cooking at home and see how they deal with meal time, given that two out of the three children have severe food allergies. Then, check back for our final video in which you’ll find out if Brett’s allergies get cured.

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Some sites we’ve found helpful:

Go Dairy Free

FAAN

SPEWD Free

Asthma and Allergy  Foundation of America – New England Chapter