Pamela Fernandez is an unstoppable force in the food allergy world. When she is not busy co-running the site Navigating Food Allergies in New York and serving as a No Nuts Moms Support Group leader, Pamela can be found fundraising on a local level for FAACT, and on a national level for Food Allergy Awareness Month. She works tirelessly to connect and advocate for people living with food allergies. Pamela and her son, who has multiple food allergies, keep each other inspired with their positivity and optimism.
1. Silver lining of having a child with food allergies?
The silver lining for me is that I am able to make a difference in the lives of so many children in my community by creating inclusion in schools, libraries and more. There is no better feeling than seeing a smile on a child's face that finally feels included and not afraid of food. For my son, it is that he has a level of compassion for others, adults and children included. He is brave and accepts challenges with positivity and grace.
2. Your go-to favorites for food allergies?
3. Mothering style in three words
Loving, kind and strong.