About Me

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Hi!

Welcome to the Food Allergy LYFE Project. With this, I aim to reach children with food allergies, intolerances, or any dietary restrictions who feel like the world isn't looking out for them specifically. Well, I am. I've spelled life with a Y because it's YOUR life. Your body. I know what it's like to have too many cooks in the kitchen making decisions for you. Literally. And I want you to know that you have control over your journey and relationship with food. No one, other than maybe your doctor, knows your body better than you do. Keep yourself safe, but make your own choices. 

My name is Meera Trivedi and I’ve been living with food allergies all 17 years of my life. I know what it’s like to feel confused, and scared, and worried for the future, especially because I grew up before my dietary restrictions became health trends. I have always been dependent on my mom, my grandma, and my culture. They’ve cooked for me my whole life, and most of my diet is Indian food, which luckily doesn’t have a lot of popular allergens in it. As the day I will leave home started getting closer and closer, I knew I had to take control of my life. One day I will have to take care of myself, so I decided I needed to learn how. This website is a culmination of almost everything I’ve eaten my entire life that doesn’t require heavy cooking skills. So whether you’re a parent concerned about your child, or a child concerned for their future, know everything is going to be okay. You don’t need another person, or another culture to thrive despite food allergies. All you need is you, some ingredients, and some confidence. The latest health trends are resulting in more popular options for us, which is great, but it doesn't cater to us the way it should. That's why I'm doing this. I want you to know that someone cares to give you options for YOU.