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Saturday, June 21 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Food Allergic Kids and Overnight Camp: Can it Be Worry Free?

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Many people are creating innovative programs where children with food allergies can participate as “normal” children. Camp Blue Spruce is an example of one mom’s efforts to give her son and other children with life-threatening food allergies an experience that would not be available to them through the normal venues. This panel consists of representatives from a variety of camps, including camps that are not completely allergy-free but accommodate allergies, and allergy-free camps like Camp Blue Spruce.

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Jill Mindlin

Jill Mindlin is a practicing attorney who resides in Port Washington, New York.  She practices in the area of commercial real estate.  She received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Pennsylvania and a Juris Doctor from Brooklyn Law School.  Jill is a member of the FARE Advisory Council and is also on the FARE Advocacy Committee.  She has been involved in drafting legislation and school guidelines for caring for... Read More →

Kelly Morgan

Kelly has a BS in Chemistry (Lewis & Clark College - Portland OR) as well as an MS in Nutrition Science and Policy from Tufts University.  She was in the kitchen at Camp Blue Spruce for the first year of camp making sure the food was free of allergens and that the gluten-free, vegan baked goods were yummy!  She loves culinary challenges and has managed her daughter's life-threatening peanut allergy and gluten-intolerance in a... Read More →
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Louise Tippens

Louise Tippens is the founder of Camp Blue Spruce, a worry-free camp for kids with food allergies, outside of Portland, Oregon. Founding Camp Blue Spruce is the culmination of a long career in non-profit management and project planning and management. When her son, who has life-threatening allergies to 6 of the top 8 allergens, entered public school, she decided to leave her Project Manager position with the City of Portland and begin... Read More →

Saturday June 21, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Rosemont B

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