National EOS Awareness Week

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Meet Some Real Life Challengers

Name: Hadi


Age: 7


What you can't eat? Dairy, soy, wheat, egg, fish, corn, beef, nuts, apple, pear, watermelon and much more.


What do you eat? Potato chips, chicken, lamb, rice crackers, lentil soup, mandarine and banana.


Name one thing you wish you can eat? Wheat!

Name: Bella


Age: 13


What can't you eat? I'm allergic to milk, egg, fish, wheat, soy, corn, chicken and peanut. I get some of my nutritional needs from an elemental formula which I drink at least twice a day. It doesn't taste very nice but for me it's better than getting it through a feeding tube which is what I did have in my tummy for four years until last year! 


What do you eat? Potato chips, rice crackers, rice pasta, plain rice, pumpkin soup and stews are my main foods


Name one thing you wish you could eat? 100% wheat is what I wish I could eat more than anything


What advice do you have for people taking the Top 8 Challenge? Looking and smelling other peoples food that you can't eat can make you feel sad and sick

Name: Jemima


Age: 12


What can't you eat? Dairy, eggs, sulphites, seafood, chicken, corn


What do you eat? Anything that isn't those foods


Name one thing you wish you could eat? Corn - because it's in everything!


What advice do you have for people taking the Top 8 Challenge? It's not hard!

Name: Alexander


Age: 11


What can't you eat? Best look at the list below at what I can, it's too long otherwise! Get most of my nutrition from Neocate formula, 3 gravity feeds a day and overnight pump for 10 hours through MicKey button.


What do you eat? Apples, pears, peaches, watermelon, silver beet, broccoli, lettuce, cooked carrots, potatoes, kumara, onion, garlic, sugar and salt.


Name one thing you wish you could eat? Fish because I haven't caught one yet and when I do I want to be able to eat it.


What advice do you have for people taking the Top 8 Challenge?Keep calm and ask for tips from the person you're doing it for, they often know best. Just because you don't eat as much doesn't mean it can't be interesting and flavoursome.

Name: Henry


Age: 7 years


What can't you eat: soy, yeast, rice, olives, barley, dates, red grapes, 

and more


What do you eat? I can eat over 50 foods now and I hope to add more!


Name one thing you wish you could eat? I wish I could have soy because its in everything!


If you are living with an eosinophilic gastrointestinal disorder and would like to appear on this page then please email us your photo and your answers to the questions.

Watch our 2016 National EOS Week YouTube Video!