FOOD ALLERGY WISDOM

Benefit from the experience of others living with food allergies and food allergy experts โ€” whether they live down the street or halfway around the world.

 
 

You can't help but feel optimistic after talking to Josh Bass. Living with severe peanut, tree nut and shellfish allergies has given him a strength that is evident in the way he talks about his experiences...

Meet the Makers:
Safe + Fair

It all started with two food allergy dads determined to find safe cookies for their kids. After Dave Leyrer and Pete Najarian started the beloved Skeeter Snacks, they wanted to do even more for...

JJ
Vulopas

JJ Vulopas lives in the Land of Can. For this Wharton student, author and entrepreneur, milk and tree nut allergies are not limitations, but opportunities to make a change in the world...

Dr. Cathy Nagler:
Gut Check

One name every food allergic person should know is Dr. Cathy Nagler. As an esteemed scientist and professor at The University of Chicago, Dr. Nagler has dedicated her career...

Food Allergy
Moms We Love

In honor of Mother's Day, we are celebrating a few food allergy moms who embody the true spirit of Spokin. These women get the job done. They move food allergy mountains...

Kendra Peterson:
Allergen-Free Cooking

Kendra has a full plate. As a Private Chef, Consulting Chef to Enjoy Life Foods, and Author, cooking healthy and high-quality food is ingrained in her daily life.

A Teen Traveling
With Food Allergies

An avid photographer and world traveler, Nicholas, 15, is a student at Walter Payton College Prep and allergic to peanuts and tree-nuts, but he doesnโ€™t let that get in the way of...

As food allergy parents, all we want is for our kids to be able to live full and fearless lives. Thankfully, we have Dr. Kari Nadeau on our side.  As the Director of the Sean N. Parker Center for Allergy...

Meet the Makers:
free2b

Hear how one food allergy dad's quest for his son to safely enjoy a peanut butter cup changed the course of a chocolate company forever. Today, free2b's full line is free of the Top 12 allergens...

Miss Allergic Reactor:
Allie Bahn

Around the world with over a dozen food allergies, and she's just getting started. Allie Bahn is the voice of Miss Allergic Reactor, a blog all about living life fully with food allergies...

36 Skills To Teach
Your Food Allergic Child

When teaching your child a life skill, itโ€™s all about baby steps. Whether youโ€™re potty training, practicing the ABCs or learning to cross the street, thereโ€™s a lot of hand-holding...

Roxanne Palin:
A Family A-FARE

You won't catch Roxanne Palin taking a day off. With two food allergic children and a food allergic husband, she constantly finds ways to turn circumstances into opportunities for...

The Mother Of
All Food Allergies

For decades Denise has had a tremendous impact on the food-allergy community- she the co-founder of MOCHA, a support group for food-allergy families, serving on the Boards of both...

Inspiration From Teens
With Food Allergies

The teen years are a critical time for food allergic children. The increased independence requires developing self-advocacy skills. Today we highlight three amazing teens who...

It started with a simple question โ€” why donโ€™t you ever give your daughter cookies? While most of us might have just looked up a recipe, the question inspired one mom to launch an entire business...

Meet The Makers:
88 Acres

When it comes to food allergy-friendly snacks, 88 Acres is seriously raising the bar. The farm-to-pantry, top 9 allergen-free snack brand makes craveable granola bars, Seednola and seed...

Chefs:
Tony Priolo

Tony Priolo is in the business of making food dreams come true โ€“ whether you can eat everything on his menu or have food allergies. This beloved Chicago-based chef...

Sarah Romano:
The Allergist Mom

Sarah Boudreau-Romano is an Attending Physician in the Division of Allergy and Immunology at Lurie Children's Hospital in Chicago, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics...

Managing Multiple
Food Allergies

Managing one food allergy can be daunting but managing "multiples" and living a robust life is downright admirable. Jennifer Keller, an active and dedicated mother of 3 young children...

How 12 EpiPens
Saved Ali Jaffe's Life

One of the most reported topics in the news recently has been the skyrocketing price of EpiPens. The escalating price means that at best, legions of families will feel an enormous...