“Food allergies rock! Food allergies ROCK!”, lyrics to live by. This month food allergy musician, Kyle Dine, the guy who wrote this classic food allergy song is sharing his Zestfull 5 with us.
With over a dozen years of work in the food allergy space, Kyle has become a trusted food allergy educator who performs engaging allergy awareness assemblies in elementary schools across North America. His message promotes understanding, support, and empathy for those living with severe food allergies.
Kyle is an active member of the food allergy community. An avid traveller, Kyle is the founder of Equal Eats which provides professional translation cards to help communicate dietary restrictions effectively in foreign languages. He is also a consultant for Food Allergy Canada, where he recently was awarded for his work in mentoring youth with food allergies.
To put it in Kyle’s words, he manages the trifecta! Asthma. Eczema. Food Allergies (peanut, tree nut, egg, fish, shellfish, mustard).
What food allergy musician, Kyle is loving…
This month Kyle is finding ways to help cope with emotions, which we all know a year into a pandemic is very welcome indeed.
ONE | Playing “pretend” with my 5-year old daughter. We dive into pretend worlds with countless characters and plot lines. For her, it’s a way to play through emotions and feelings. For me, it’s a fun way to connect and be constantly reminded that creativity is boundless.
Check out Kyle rocking it out
TWO | My guitar. It’s a never-ending outlet for all emotions.
THREE | Free-From Baking. Some are failures, some are winners. Overall, there’s improvement!
FOUR | My home gym that makes me excited to wake up early.
FIVE | Camping. Even when not camping, I love planning camping trips. We have many trips planned for the summer and the menu planning has already begun. Marshmallows… check!
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About The Zestfull 5
The Zestfull 5 is a corner of our magazine that peeks into what other atopic folks are loving. From a book, they can’t put down, a lip chap they have no idea how they lived without it, to what’s cooking on repeat in their kitchen. This is a tiny spot to find out what someone is getting up to because there is so much more to life than food allergies and this is where we celebrate that.
Kortney is your typical atopic triad! She manages asthma, eczema, environmental and food allergies. Kortney is a co-creator of the online community Allergy Travels and co-host of The Itch Podcast. She wants to spread joy in a community that can easily see the hard side of life with atopic disease and believes that you can have a full life with food allergies, it may just be lived a little differently!