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Friday, June 20
 

7:00pm

The Truth About Life and Death

Drawing from clinical research and real life expertise, Kristen Kauke, LCSW, will help parents and caregivers explore the following questions: What are delicate and appropriate ways to talk to my child about anaphylaxis? How and when should I handle the issue of fatality with finesse? What are the surprising ways my child might be protecting me? How do we maintain a proper perspective?  How do we live well?


Speakers
avatar for Kristen W. Kauke

Kristen W. Kauke

Kristen Kauke is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, who also happens to parent two boys with life threatening food allergies, as well as live with food allergies herself. | | Kristen’s dozen years of clinical experience includes therapy with clients of all ages.  She has provided individual, family, couples, and group counseling in both private and school settings.  She is also a 200-hour registered yoga teacher who teaches yoga... Read More →


Friday June 20, 2014 7:00pm - 8:00pm
LAX A

7:00pm

Food Allergy Support Group for Parents of High School and College Students
Speakers
avatar for Denise Bunning

Denise Bunning

Denise A. Bunning is an educator, support group leader and advocate who actively works to improve the lives of children with or without food allergies.  A former elementary school teacher, Denise earned a BA in Early Childhood/Special Education from Boston College, an MSED in Special Education from Northern Illinois University, and a CAS in School Administration from National Louis University. | | In 1997, Denise co-founded MOCHA (Mothers... Read More →
avatar for Anne Thompson

Anne Thompson

Anne K. Thompson has an extensive sales background and uses that knowledge as an advocate and support group leader for parents of children with life-threatening food allergies. She was a National Sales Manager for a book publisher and a National Account Manager for a national consumer products company. She has worked for Duracell, Hershey Chocolate Company and Crayola Products. | Anne co-founded a support group for parents of food allergic... Read More →


Friday June 20, 2014 7:00pm - 8:00pm
LAX B

7:00pm

Adults Managing Daily Eating with Multiple Food Allergies - Support Group
Managing daily life as an adult with multiple food allergies is challenging. Meet other people just like you from around the world. Get connected to weekly support group calls. Find out how to create a meal plan & shopping list that actually works for you with your food allergies. Get new recipe ideas that are allersafe and customized for you. Learn about substitutions. 

Speakers
avatar for Lara Holland

Lara Holland

Lara Holland has worked in the food industry for 17+ years. She began food allergy consultancy for commercial kitchens in 2012. She owns and operate Food Allergy Gal and ILaraHolland. She runs special dietary needs culinary development and training programs through ILaraHolland. Lara cowrote the nationally recognized AllerChef Training Program. She is also certified in food allergy management in commercial kitchens, is a food writer, public... Read More →


Friday June 20, 2014 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Sky Harbor A/B

8:15pm

Using Sign Language with your Food Allergy Child

Using American Sign Language with any infant or toddler has numerous benefits, but signing with one who has food allergies adds a new level of security and confidence for both the child(ren) and parents. During this presentation, participants will hear one family’s experience with using sign language with their food allergy children and learn about the benefits of using sign language with their food allergy child.


Speakers
avatar for Melissa Mastrogiovanni

Melissa Mastrogiovanni

Melissa is the mother of two young children, both of whom have multiple anaphylactic allergies. She received her BA in Communication Science and Disorders at the University of Florida where she learned American Sign Language (ASL). When she became a mother, she taught her children to communicate before they could talk through ASL. She has now moved to Knoxville, TN where she started Signed With Love where she teaches other families how to use ASL... Read More →


Friday June 20, 2014 8:15pm - 9:15pm
LAX A

8:15pm

Support Group for those Navigating EoE
Speakers
avatar for Tammy Zundel

Tammy Zundel

Tammy Zundel received her Bachelor of Social Work from Utah Valley University and is currently working on her Master of Social Work Degree at the University of Utah. Soon after Tammy’s daughter was diagnosed with an eosinophilic disorder in 2007, she organized Utah’s only support and advocacy group entitled ‘Utah Eosinophilic Disorder Association’. This past year Tammy chose to merge her group with the Utah Food Allergy... Read More →


Friday June 20, 2014 8:15pm - 9:15pm
LAX B
 
Saturday, June 21
 

8:00am

Conference Orientation for Parents and Adults with Food Allergies
Mike Spigler, Vice President of Education, Food Allergy Research & Education, will give a brief overview of the programming for the conference.

Speakers
avatar for Mike Spigler

Mike Spigler

Mike Spigler is Vice President of Education for Food Allergy Research and Education (FARE). FARE’s mission is to ensure the safety and inclusion of individuals with food allergies while relentlessly seeking a cure. Mike has more than a decade of experience in creating and managing educational programs for nonprofits. Prior to his time at FARE, he served as the Program Director for the International OCD Foundation (IOCDF) in Boston, MA. Mike... Read More →


Saturday June 21, 2014 8:00am - 8:30am
International DF

8:00am

What Every Parent Must Know About Managing Food Allergies at School

What Every Parent Must Know About Managing Food Allergies at School
On October 30, 2013, the CDC published National Guidelines for Managing Food Allergies in Schools and Early Care and Education Programs.
Gina Clowes, FARE's Director of Education, will review important highlights of these guidelines including: 
- Why the CDC recommends restricting allergens from the classroom.
- What are "accommodations" and how does a parent know what to ask for?
- What is a Section 504 plan (or other accommodation plan) and does every child at risk for anaphylaxis need one?
- Why a Food Allergy Action plan is not enough to ensure inclusion.
- What are the Federal laws that protect children with food allergies .
- The CDC's "Recommended Practices" for Safety and Inclusion.


Speakers
avatar for Gina Clowes

Gina Clowes

Gina Clowes is the Director of Education for Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE), and Program Director for a cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  She is the founder of the online support group Allergy Moms serving thousands of families and professional members worldwide. Active in food allergy advocacy, her advice has appeared in numerous print, radio, and television features... Read More →


Saturday June 21, 2014 8:00am - 8:30am
United A-B

8:00am

Barriers to Food Allergy Reporting and Verification in Chicago Public Schools
One of the aims of the Improving Food Allergy Verification and Medication Access in Chicago Public Schools study was to understand the barriers that parents face in reporting their children’s food allergies to CPS schools. This session will help parents with students in CPS schools who have food allergies learn more about this initiative, increase communication with their schools, and provide more education and resources.

Speakers
avatar for Lilliana DeSantiago - Cardenas, MSW

Lilliana DeSantiago - Cardenas, MSW

As a Student Health Specialist with the Chicago Public Schools’ (CPS) Office of Student Health and Wellness (OSHW), Lilliana DeSantiago-Cardenas has worked on chronic disease policy development around asthma, food allergy, diabetes, and administration of medication in schools.  In addition, Ms. DeSantiago-Cardenas developed and implemented the progressive District Issued Emergency Epinephrine Initiative, which provides undesignated... Read More →
avatar for Ashley Dyer

Ashley Dyer

Ashley Dyer, MPH is a Research Project Manager at Northwestern University’s Institute for Public Health and Medicine, Center for Healthcare Studies. She currently manages a variety of research projects exploring health disparities from both epidemiological and community-based perspectives. She completed her MPH in Community Health Sciences, Program in Maternal and Child Health with a concentration in Global Health at the University of... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Ruchi Gupta, MD, MPH

Dr. Ruchi Gupta, MD, MPH

Dr. Ruchi Gupta, is Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine's Center for Healthcare Studies and the Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, where she also serves as a clinical attending.  Dr. Gupta’s research and clinical interests include childhood food allergy and asthma and their management.  Dr. Gupta has more than 40 peer-reviewed publications and... Read More →
avatar for Victoria Rivkina, MPH

Victoria Rivkina, MPH

Victoria Rivkina, MPH is a Research Project Coordinator with Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine and Chicago Public Schools’ Office of Student Health and Wellness.  Victoria is currently part of a joint NU-CPS research initiative which aims to improve chronic disease reporting, verification, and management in Chicago Public Schools, with a focus on asthma and food allergy.  Prior to taking on her current... Read More →


Saturday June 21, 2014 8:00am - 8:30am
Rosemont B

8:00am

Orientation/Ice Breaker for Teens
Speakers
avatar for Lynn Heun

Lynn Heun

Lynn Heun is Family Services Manager for Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) in McLean, VA. As part of FARE’s Education Team, she works on behalf of the 15 million Americans with food allergies, including all | those at risk for life-threatening anaphylaxis. In addition to her work with FARE, Lynn is pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.  


Saturday June 21, 2014 8:00am - 8:30am
Rosemont A

8:30am

Food Allergy 101

Join Scott Sicherer as he reviews every aspect of food allergies. He will explore life-threatening food allergies, single to multi food group allergies, how to prevent exposure and cross-contact, as well as, what to do if you suspect someone is having an allergic reaction.


Speakers
avatar for Dr. Scott Sicherer

Dr. Scott Sicherer

Scott H. Sicherer, M.D., is the Elliot and Roslyn Jaffe professor of allergy, immunology and pediatrics at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and a researcher in the Jaffe Food Allergy Institute. He is Chief of the Division of Pediatric Allergy and Immunology, and Medical Director of the Institution’s Clinical Research Unit. Dr. Sicherer received his medical degree from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and his... Read More →


Saturday June 21, 2014 8:30am - 9:30am
International DF

8:30am

Food Allergy Myths and Misperceptions for Parents
Dr. John Lee will conduct a session for parents and caregivers assessing their knowledge on common myths and misperceptions, as well as their attitudes, about food allergies. During this session, Dr. Lee will review these myths and attitudes and lead a discussion on what parents think their children's knowledge and attitudes are on the same topics.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. John Lee

Dr. John Lee

John Lee is a pediatric allergist at Boston Children's Hospital.  He is the director of the Food Allergy Comprehensive Evaluation, Treatment, & Support (FACETS)  program which is a multidisciplinary food allergy program that includes a team of allergists, nurses, a dietitian, and  a psychologist. He is also the allergy director of the Eosinophilic Gastrointestinal Diseases program which treats eosinophilic esophagitis and other... Read More →


Saturday June 21, 2014 8:30am - 9:30am
Rosemont B

8:30am

To Eat or Not to Eat: Navigating Life with Food Allergy

In this session, Linda Herbert and Mary Beth Feuling will discuss both the nutritional and mental health aspects of living with food allergy and how it applies to daily life. You will learn about nutrition, how to manage “may contain statements” and food prepared by others, and a review of emergency preparedness. They will review the definition of a mental health disorder as well as identify and define anxiety-related disorders that are most commonly observed among youth and young adults with food allergies. They will also discuss food allergy management behaviors that may resemble eating disorders, and provide real life examples to help determine when it is appropriate to see support from a mental health provider.


Speakers
avatar for Mary Beth Feuling

Mary Beth Feuling

Mary Beth Feuling, Advanced Practice Dietitian, specializes in working with pediatric patients in the area of nutrition care in regards to food allergy, gastroenterology, and feeding disorders.  She has a vast range of experience as she was a Food Scientist in the past.  Her food science background has provided knowledge that has assisted her in continuing the development of the Food Allergy Nutrition Clinic and the interdisciplinary... Read More →
avatar for Linda Herbert, Ph.D.

Linda Herbert, Ph.D.

Dr. Linda Herbert completed her PhD in human services psychology at the University of Maryland Baltimore County and is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at Children’s National Health System in Washington, DC. Dr. Herbert is the full time psychologist with the Division of Allergy and Immunology at Children’s National. She provides psychosocial services for children with food... Read More →


Saturday June 21, 2014 8:30am - 9:30am
United A-B

8:30am

Teen Success Panel
Speakers
avatar for Brody Cormier

Brody Cormier

Brody Cormier is a junior at Santa Margarita High school in Southern California. He is an honors student and athlete who has dealt with food allergies his whole life.  Brody participated in the June 2013 conference in Anaheim, Ca as a team leader for the teen breakout sessions and the Q&A panel discussion.
avatar for Melissa Engel

Melissa Engel

Melissa Engel has anaphylaxis food allergies to milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, and shellfish, along with asthma, type 1 diabetes, and other autoimmune disorders. Although her body loves to attack itself, she has strived to turn her allergies into something positive. No one should live in fear, so she tries to spread food allergy awareness every chance she has. Growing up with allergies has provided many... Read More →


Saturday June 21, 2014 8:30am - 9:30am
Rosemont A

9:30am

An Enjoyable, Nutritionally-Rich Exclusion Diet is a Possibility, Not a Dream
Too often the food allergy sufferer has a diet which is repetitive, limited in variety, nutritionally incomplete and socially restrictive. While health care professionals may consider nutrient content, the other issues are not always addressed in consultations. Additionally, detailed advice regarding a ‘healthy’ diet is often not considered relevant during a food allergy consultation.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Kate Grimshaw

Dr. Kate Grimshaw

A dietitian since 1989, Kate worked in a number of dietetics posts and specialties before joining the University of Southampton in 1999 where she specialised in maternal and infant nutrition and pediatric food allergy, working both clinically and in research. | | She is both a registered dietitian and nutritionist and is a member of the British Dietetic Association, Association of Nutrition and Dietetics, American Academy of Allergy, Asthma... Read More →


Saturday June 21, 2014 9:30am - 10:30am
Rosemont B

9:30am

The Science of Food Allergy

This interactive session will be led by Dr. Paul Bryce, a scientist working in food allergy research, and is aimed at helping to educate patients and family members about the biology behind food allergy. Do you know what cells are involved? Do you know why we have evolved this allergic response? What is actually happening during an allergic reaction and what molecules are driving it? Do you know how the current treatments work? By the end of this session, participants should have a clearer understanding of the biology of food allergy, as well as the terms and treatments used by their doctors and researchers.


Speakers
avatar for Dr. Paul J. Bryce

Dr. Paul J. Bryce

Paul Bryce obtained his BSc in Immunology & Pharmacology from Strathclyde University in Glasgow before pursuing a PhD in Immunology at Manchester University. In 1999, he moved to Children’s Hospital Boston as a postdoctoral researcher, where he studied the role of IgE in regulating mast cell responses and was made an instructor in 2004. He then moved to the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University in Chicago in 2005 and is... Read More →


Saturday June 21, 2014 9:30am - 10:30am
United A-B

9:30am

Section 504, Title ll, and Serving Students with Disability

This session will focus on the basics of navigating the laws guaranteeing equal access to education for students with disabilities, specifically severe, disabling food allergies.  The presentation will stress K-12 education and will touch on issues relevant to post-secondary students with severe food allergies.  Particular attention will be paid to the definition of disability since the 2010 changes to the Americans with Disabilities Act; the process for serving students with disabilities; and school districts' responsibility to identify, evaluate, and place students with disabilities.


Speakers
avatar for Jim Long

Jim Long

Jim Long is an attorney living in Denver and formerly a Senior Attorney with the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, in the Denver Enforcement Office.  Jim’s undergraduate degree is in English from Creighton University.  He went to law school at the University of Texas School Of Law and completed the Graduate Program at the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s School.  Jim served as | an officer in... Read More →


Saturday June 21, 2014 9:30am - 10:30am
International DF

9:30am

Food Allergy Myths and Misperceptions for Teens
In this session for teens, Dr. Lee will discuss common myths and misperceptions about food allergies, anaphylaxis and epinephrine. This will be an interactive session, with teens sharing what they know, and learning to separate myths from fact. Dr. Lee will also lead discussions about anxiety and peer pressure issues surrounding food allergies.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. John Lee

Dr. John Lee

John Lee is a pediatric allergist at Boston Children's Hospital.  He is the director of the Food Allergy Comprehensive Evaluation, Treatment, & Support (FACETS)  program which is a multidisciplinary food allergy program that includes a team of allergists, nurses, a dietitian, and  a psychologist. He is also the allergy director of the Eosinophilic Gastrointestinal Diseases program which treats eosinophilic esophagitis and other... Read More →


Saturday June 21, 2014 9:30am - 10:30am
Rosemont A

10:45am

The Parenting Primer: For Parents of Babies, Toddlers, and Preschoolers
This three-part workshop will cover the basics of food allergy management at home, preschool and with friends and family.

10 Things Children with Food Allergies Want You to Know
:
Protect your child's physical and emotional health, and learn how to apply the "Goldilocks" approach to balance safety with normalcy.

From Horrified to Hopeful:
Practical tips and the 7 essential strategies that build the foundation for your "new normal" life with food allergies.

Preparing for Preschool:
 Learn proven strategies for navigating snacks, field trips, projects and parties; how to work with teachers and school administrators, and how federal laws such as ADA and Section 504 can help protect your child at school and beyond. 


Speakers
avatar for Gina Clowes

Gina Clowes

Gina Clowes is the Director of Education for Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE), and Program Director for a cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  She is the founder of the online support group Allergy Moms serving thousands of families and professional members worldwide. Active in food allergy advocacy, her advice has appeared in numerous print, radio, and television features... Read More →


Saturday June 21, 2014 10:45am - 12:15pm
Rosemont B

10:45am

Food Allergy Research: 2014 Update
Learn about the latest research into the causes of and treatments for food allergies. This panel will provide an overview of the clinical trial process and define key terms. Current research into immunotherapy for food allergies as well as future horizons will also be discussed. Time will also be allotted for audience questions.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Andrew MacGinnitie

Dr. Andrew MacGinnitie

Andrew MacGinnitie is Associate Clinical Director of the Division of Immunology at Boston Children’s Hospital and an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School.  He is board certified in Allergy and Clinical Immunology and has special expertise and research experience in hereditary angioedema as well as oral immunotherapy for food allergies. | | He received his undergraduate degree from Yale University, followed... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Scott Sicherer

Dr. Scott Sicherer

Scott H. Sicherer, M.D., is the Elliot and Roslyn Jaffe professor of allergy, immunology and pediatrics at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and a researcher in the Jaffe Food Allergy Institute. He is Chief of the Division of Pediatric Allergy and Immunology, and Medical Director of the Institution’s Clinical Research Unit. Dr. Sicherer received his medical degree from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and his... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Brian Vickery

Dr. Brian Vickery

Dr. Brian Vickery is currently an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at UNC-Chapel Hill. Dr. Vickery completed his undergraduate work at the University of Georgia and then obtained his medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia. He completed pediatric residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Cornell in New York City, and was selected as a chief resident. He then completed his fellowship training in allergy & clinical immunology at... Read More →


Saturday June 21, 2014 10:45am - 12:15pm
International DF

10:45am

The Spectrum of Food Allergies: Related Disorders
Just as many people have allergies to multiple foods, large numbers of those with food allergies also have asthma, Celiac Disease or an eosinophilic disorder. Representatives from the Allergy & Asthma Network, the National Foundation for Celiac Disease and the American Partnership for Eosinophilic Disorders will discuss these disorders and talk about programs offered by their organizations.

Speakers
avatar for Wendy Book, MD

Wendy Book, MD

Since 2004, Dr. Book has been involved in a volunteer capacity on the executive board of the patient advocacy nonprofit group the American Partnership for Eosinophilic Disorders (APFED), serving as the board’s President since 2009. At APFED, Dr. Book has led the education efforts for patients and doctors, initiated the research grant program and worked on a number of advocacy issues including National Eosinophil Awareness Week, NIH report... Read More →
avatar for Beckee Moreland

Beckee Moreland

Beckee Moreland is a recognized gluten-free market expert with the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness (NFCA), and has worked as a gluten-free consultant for companies in the food industry since 2008. As the Director of Gluten-Free Industry Initiatives, Beckee manages NFCA’s Gluten-Free Resource Education and Awareness Training (GREAT) Kitchens program, a gluten-free training program for foodservice professionals and dietitians... Read More →
avatar for Tonya Winders

Tonya Winders

Tonya Winders, MBA is currently the President and Chief Executive Officer of Allergy & Asthma Network Mothers of Asthmatics, the leading patient advocacy organization dedicated to ending the needless death and suffering due to asthma, allergies and related conditions. | | Tonya has over 16 years experience in leadership roles within the allergy and asthma industry. From sales and marketing leadership to managed markets access, she has... Read More →


Saturday June 21, 2014 10:45am - 12:15pm
United A-B

10:45am

Personal Writing about Food Allergies: A Workshop for Teens

In this workshop for teens, participants will write short pieces of expressive writing about their experiences. The workshop will include brief lectures, expressive writing, short video clips, role playing, and small and large group discussion. Exercises and approaches detailed in Louise DeSalvo’s Writing as a Way of Healing (1999) and James W. Pennebaker’s Writing to Heal (2004) will be used.


Speakers
avatar for Heather Hewett, Ph.D.

Heather Hewett, Ph.D.

Heather Hewett is a writer and an associate professor of English and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at the State University of New York at New Paltz who has written for a range of popular and academic venues. Her personal essays about raising a daughter with food allergies have appeared in the Motherlode Blog at The New York Times, CNN.com, Brain, Child magazine, and the anthology The Good Mother Myth (Seal Press). She has published... Read More →


Saturday June 21, 2014 10:45am - 12:15pm
Rosemont A

2:00pm

Role Play Time: Explore Effective Food Allergy Communication Techniques

Get comfortable and role play (voluntary) several food allergy communication situations. Learn how to prepare yourself to advocate your own behalf or of your child's. Role play situations such as speaking to the classroom parent about parties; talking with a family member about a wedding and addressing a problem that took place.


Speakers
avatar for Trish Gavankar, RN, BS

Trish Gavankar, RN, BS

Trish Gavankar, RN, BS: Clinical Nurse Manager, Educator and staff nurse in ICU, ER and Critical Care. Food-allergy advocate and educator since 2003, when her daughter was diagnosed with over 20 food allergies. Co-founded NC FACES (Food Allergic Children Excelling Safely), a support group with nearly 500 families, providing educational, social and emotional support activities for 11 years. Founded Disney Chefs Rock Food Allergies, a Facebook... Read More →
avatar for Caroline Moassessi

Caroline Moassessi

Caroline Moassessi has spent the last 13 years advocating and educating her community and state about food anaphylaxis.  She is the author of the award winning food allergy and asthma blogsite www.gratefulfoodie.com.   | | Caroline was the lead patient advocate who worked on the 2013 passing of Mandated Stock Epinephrine law in the State of Nevada.  She has participated in two Kid’s Congress on Capital Hill with FARE... Read More →


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

2:00pm

Food Allergic Kids and Overnight Camp: Can it Be Worry Free?

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.


Speakers
avatar for Jill Mindlin

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 →
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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 →
avatar for Louise Tippens

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

2:00pm

Labeling and Sanitation: An Industry Perspective
The proliferation of precautionary labels has become a hot topic in the world of food allergy management.  Why are there so many labels?  Who do I trust?  What is the right approach?  Is it really a risk to consume this food just because it might contain a certain allergen?  These are just a few, of many, questions that consumers often ask.  This talk will focus on the key elements, including sanitation, that influence labeling practices within the food industry.

Speakers
avatar for Brent Kobielush

Brent Kobielush

| | Dr. Brent Kobielush received his B.S. from Bethel University (St. Paul, MN) in Chemistry and a M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry (Rochester, NY) in Toxicology.  He studied in the lab of Dr. Thomas Gasiewicz where he focused on the functional phosphorylation of the Aryl Hydrocarbon Receptor (AhR).  He joined General Mills, Inc. in March 2009 as the Manager of Toxicology.  He is... Read More →


Saturday June 21, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
International DF

2:00pm

Reconstructing Teen Recipes
Are you frustrated of being told you cannot eat this or that because of your food allergies? Come and learn with Chefs Joel and Mary Schaefer as they deconstruct classic teen recipes and give you tips to prepare them successfully at home.

Speakers
avatar for Joel Schaefer

Joel Schaefer

Joel is a certified Chef de Cuisine with the American Culinary Federation and a Certified Hospitality Trainer with the American Hotel and Lodging Association. He is the author of Serving People with Food Allergies: Kitchen Management and Menu Creation. He is a consultant for FARE and has worked with them to provide quality-training material for their food service programs. He worked as a subject matter expert on the ServSafe Allergens&trade... Read More →
avatar for Mary Schaefer

Mary Schaefer

Mary is a certified Executive Pastry Chef with the American Culinary Federation. Her past experience includes Culinary Program Director at Virginia College, Jacksonville, Florida, Executive Pastry Chef at Walt Disney World® Resort Contemporary Resort and Coronado Springs Resort and Spa, The Royal Hawaiian and Sheraton Waikiki in Honolulu, Hawaii. Her passion for learning and teaching others how to cook led her to a teaching position at the... Read More →


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

3:00pm

Food Allergies & School: A School Nurse's Perspective on how to Help Keep your Child Safe

A presentation on the issues related to students attending school who have food allergies and how a parent can partner with their school to ensure their child's safety. Overview includes discussion on 'peanut free' issues, classroom safety, and availability of epinephrine and trained staff who can act to save a child's life.


Speakers
avatar for Cathy Owens, RN, M.Ed.

Cathy Owens, RN, M.Ed.

Cathy Owens, RN,M. Ed. has been a school nurse for 25 years-and has had a passion for food allergies and anaphylaxis ever since a young man nearly died in her health office from unknown anaphylaxis and she had to make the decision to give him someone else's epi pen.  Ms. Owens was instrumental in getting legislation passed in California so that schools could stock epinephrine for unknown cases of... Read More →


Saturday June 21, 2014 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Rosemont B

3:00pm

Making Sense of the Science Behind Food Allergies

The onset, management, and possible treatments for food allergies are underpinned by complex biological phenomena that are incompletely understood by scientists and clinicians. The aim of this session is to help individuals dealing with food allergies: 1) understand the gap between scientific consensus and the hope of new scientific findings; 2) understand what science is and what it is not, and thus why the standard of care is what it is; and 3) provide specific strategies to avoid getting duped by misinformation.


Speakers
avatar for Jessica Martin, Ph.D.

Jessica Martin, Ph.D.

Jessica Martin earned a Ph.D. in neuroscience from Oregon Health and Science University in 2011. She is currently a faculty member in biology at Portland Community College, where she teaches undergraduate courses in general biology, cell biology, and anatomy & physiology.  Outside of her teaching role, Jessica educates on the science behind food allergies on her blog, the Food Allergy Sleuth, as well as multiple social media... Read More →


Saturday June 21, 2014 3:00pm - 4:00pm
International DF

3:00pm

Dorms, Dining Halls, and Frat Parties: The College Survival Guide for Those with Food Allergies
A current college student and one who graduated in May give their advice on how to handle every aspect of college for those with food allergies.  Tips, advice, and real life stories will be shared on how to survive the dining hall, roommates, dorms, campus parties, dating, campus involvement, studying abroad, internships, real world experiences, and developing the action plan of what to do in case an allergic reaction occurs.  It will be an interesting yet informative panel on how to realistically manage your food allergies on a college campus without sacrificing any experience or opportunity.

Speakers
avatar for Melissa Engel

Melissa Engel

Melissa Engel has anaphylaxis food allergies to milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, and shellfish, along with asthma, type 1 diabetes, and other autoimmune disorders. Although her body loves to attack itself, she has strived to turn her allergies into something positive. No one should live in fear, so she tries to spread food allergy awareness every chance she has. Growing up with allergies has provided many... Read More →
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Abby Fliss

Abigail is currently a 22-year-old second semester senior at Lake Forest College majoring in Communications with a minor in Digital Media Design.  She is allergic to tree nuts and several medications.  In addition, Abigail has previously been allergic to milk and eggs which she "outgrew" at the ages of 7 and 18, respectively.  Abigail was a 4-year member of the Teen Advisory Group, the Teen Speaker... Read More →


Saturday June 21, 2014 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Rosemont A

3:00pm

Support Groups from the Ground Up

Whether you live in a community that does not currently have a support group or want to help improve one that is already in existence, this workshop will give you tools to take home and immediately get things moving in a positive direction.


Speakers
avatar for Jill Mindlin

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 →
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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 →
avatar for Tammy Zundel

Tammy Zundel

Tammy Zundel received her Bachelor of Social Work from Utah Valley University and is currently working on her Master of Social Work Degree at the University of Utah. Soon after Tammy’s daughter was diagnosed with an eosinophilic disorder in 2007, she organized Utah’s only support and advocacy group entitled ‘Utah Eosinophilic Disorder Association’. This past year Tammy chose to merge her group with the Utah Food Allergy... Read More →


Saturday June 21, 2014 3:00pm - 4:00pm
United A-B

4:00pm

Keynote: Finding your Food Allergy Voice
Bestselling author Curtis Sittenfeld, a food allergy mom who has written about food allergies for The New York Times and Slate, will deliver our keynote speech.

There will also be an awards ceremony.

Speakers
avatar for Curtis Sittenfeld

Curtis Sittenfeld

CURTIS SITTENFELD, a food allergy mom, is the author of the bestselling novels SISTERLAND, AMERICAN WIFE, PREP, and THE MAN OF MY DREAMS. Sittenfeld’s nonfiction has appeared in many publications, including The New York Times, The Atlantic, Salon, Slate, Glamour, and on public radio’s This American Life. She is currently at work on a contemporary retelling of Jane Austen’s PRIDE AND PREJUDICE... Read More →


Saturday June 21, 2014 4:00pm - 4:30pm
International DF

4:00pm

Ask the Allergist: A Closed Q & A Session for Teens
This program, open only to children and teens with food allergies, will allow those in attendance to ask Dr. Scott Sicherer questions about their health in a private and supportive environment. Have a question that you have always wanted to know the answer to but have been afraid to ask? This is your chance!

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Scott Sicherer

Dr. Scott Sicherer

Scott H. Sicherer, M.D., is the Elliot and Roslyn Jaffe professor of allergy, immunology and pediatrics at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and a researcher in the Jaffe Food Allergy Institute. He is Chief of the Division of Pediatric Allergy and Immunology, and Medical Director of the Institution’s Clinical Research Unit. Dr. Sicherer received his medical degree from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and his... Read More →


Saturday June 21, 2014 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Rosemont A

4:30pm

FARE Vision Award Ceremony
The FARE Vision Awards take their name from FARE's vision statement, which is to make the world safe for people with food allergies. These awards recognize individuals and entities who work to make that vision a reality, and who support FARE in its mission to find a cure for food allergies and to keep individuals with food allergies safe and included.

Saturday June 21, 2014 4:30pm - 5:15pm
International DF

5:30pm

Member's Only Reception
Saturday June 21, 2014 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Rosemont CD

5:30pm

Stage Exhibit - Creating a "Food Allergen Safety Zone" at Home
Take a journey in “Chef Joel’s Kitchen” and learn where the “trouble” spots are in your kitchen. Learn about allergen safe kitchen tools and equipment, sanitation procedures, and how to safely store food to keep your family safe

Speakers
avatar for Joel Schaefer

Joel Schaefer

Joel is a certified Chef de Cuisine with the American Culinary Federation and a Certified Hospitality Trainer with the American Hotel and Lodging Association. He is the author of Serving People with Food Allergies: Kitchen Management and Menu Creation. He is a consultant for FARE and has worked with them to provide quality-training material for their food service programs. He worked as a subject matter expert on the ServSafe Allergens&trade... Read More →


Saturday June 21, 2014 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Rosemont B

7:00pm

Teen Q&A with Adrian Peterson
Saturday June 21, 2014 7:00pm - 8:00pm
United A-B

7:00pm

Adult Reception
Saturday June 21, 2014 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Rosemont CD

8:00pm

Teen Reception
Saturday June 21, 2014 8:00pm - 9:00pm
United A-B
 
Sunday, June 22
 

7:45am

Orientation for Sunday - Adults Only
Mike Spigler, Vice President of Education, Food Allergy Research & Education, will give a brief overview of what has taken place thus far and will discuss Sunday’s programming for adult attendees who have chosen to only attend Sunday’s sessions.

Speakers
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Mike Spigler

Mike Spigler is Vice President of Education for Food Allergy Research and Education (FARE). FARE’s mission is to ensure the safety and inclusion of individuals with food allergies while relentlessly seeking a cure. Mike has more than a decade of experience in creating and managing educational programs for nonprofits. Prior to his time at FARE, he served as the Program Director for the International OCD Foundation (IOCDF) in Boston, MA. Mike... Read More →


Sunday June 22, 2014 7:45am - 8:00am
United A

7:45am

Orientation for Sunday Only - Teens
Speakers
avatar for Lynn Heun

Lynn Heun

Lynn Heun is Family Services Manager for Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) in McLean, VA. As part of FARE’s Education Team, she works on behalf of the 15 million Americans with food allergies, including all | those at risk for life-threatening anaphylaxis. In addition to her work with FARE, Lynn is pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.  


Sunday June 22, 2014 7:45am - 8:00am
United B

8:00am

Multiple Food Allergies: When Peanuts are just Part of the Problem

This lecture will cover the basic science of an allergic reaction and characteristics of individuals with multiple food allergies, including associated conditions. We will discuss the impact of multiple food allergies on the food allergic individual and their family, with special emphasis on siblings. Discussion of management challenges at home, in the kitchen and in school will be identified. We will conclude with a brief overview of studies that are here or on the horizon focusing particularly on non-peanut or multiple food allergies.


Speakers
avatar for Dr. Sarah Boudreau-Romano

Dr. Sarah Boudreau-Romano

Dr. Sarah Boudreau-Romano earned her bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from Knox College, Galesburg, IL, and her medical degree from Rush Medical College, Chicago, IL. She completed an internship and residency in pediatrics at Children’s Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL and subsequently completed a fellowship training in Allergy and Immunology at Children’s Memorial Hospital and Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL. ... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Jacqueline Pongracic

Dr. Jacqueline Pongracic

Jacqueline A. Pongracic, MD, is Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine at the Feinberg School of Medicine of Northwestern University and Division Head of Allergy and Immunology at Ann and Robert H Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. | | Dr. Pongracic received both her bachelor’s degree in medical science and her medical degree from Northwestern University. She completed an internship and residency in internal medicine at North Shore... Read More →


Sunday June 22, 2014 8:00am - 9:00am
Grand A/B

8:00am

Safely Eat Out and Travel the World with Food Allergies

Learn how to order safe meals whether in restaurants close to home or abroad with confidence. Discover recent market research trends and eating out considerations such as hidden ingredients and food preparation techniques.


Speakers
avatar for Kim Koeller

Kim Koeller

Kim Koeller is an international business executive, sought-after speaker and the award-winning author of the Let’s Eat Out Around the World Gluten Free and Allergy Free series of 25-plus books, ebooks and mobile apps. Trusted by customers in over 60 countries, this pioneering series has won 18 quality innovation awards for 8 consecutive years and most recently released a 4th edition 2014 book. | | Kim has been 100% gluten and allergy free... Read More →


Sunday June 22, 2014 8:00am - 9:00am
United A

8:00am

How Food Allergies Made us Stronger
When diagnosed with food allergies, many people think that they must live their life in quarantine, but living a regular life is not as hard as it seems. Food allergies can certainly be a challenge for an individual and their family, but siblings, Arjan and Azita, will teach you key tips and techniques for successfully dealing with food allergies in the home, at school, in the community, and while traveling, from the perspective of a teen with food allergies and a teen living with a sibling who has food allergies.

Speakers
avatar for Arjan Peters

Arjan Peters

Arjan Peters is one of the 15 million Americans who suffers from food allergies. Arjan has known about his food allergies since the age of two. Arjan’s family supports him and helps him cope with allergies. In his free time, Arjan enjoys playing golf and spending time with his friends. He is also the coach of a youth basketball team. He has held many leadership positions in school, on sports teams, and in the community. He currently... Read More →
avatar for Azita Peters

Azita Peters

Azita Peters is an outspoken advocate for children with food allergies.  She is the youngest of three children in her family. Azita’s two older brothers and a number of her cousins have severe food allergies.  Azita has led the family to create a food allergy safe home and has developed techniques for coping with food allergies when dining out and traveling.  She enjoys baking and cooking, is an avid athlete, and a... Read More →


Sunday June 22, 2014 8:00am - 9:00am
United B

8:00am

From Emotions to Advocacy: An Experts Guide to Safety and Inclusion for your Child at School

Food Allergy Research & Education is thrilled to announce a new 5-hour workshop with Pete Wright, the nationally known attorney and founder of Wrightslaw.com, the #1 school advocacy website on Sunday June 22, 2014.

Pete has created a workshop for parents of children with food allergies designed to help them learn about their children’s rights to safety and inclusion at school.

In this comprehensive workshop, you will learn:

  • How to build healthy working relationships with school personnel

 

  • How to document information that may prevent or resolve disputes
  • How to participate as a member of your child’s 504 team

 

  • How to create a plan for safety and inclusion

  • When and how to react when the school drops the ball

  • The two things you must do when advocating for your child

 

  • Federal laws that protect children with medical issues at school

  • How to proceed with due process when issues cannot be resolved

In addition to Pete’s comprehensive training, each participant will receive a hardcopy of Pete’s bestselling book From Emotions to Advocacy as well as a specially prepared CD Rom that contains a wealth of resources including:

  • Writing the Due Process Letter or State Complaint – 55 minute video

  • Wrightslaw: Special Education Law 2nd edition

  • Wrightslaw: From Emotions to Advocacy, 2nd Ed.

  • CDC’s Guidelines for Managing Food Allergies at school,

  • Additional articles, legal cases and pleadings pertaining to food allergies.









Speakers
avatar for Pete Wright

Pete Wright

Pete Wright is an attorney who represents children with special educational needs.             | | In second grade, Pete was diagnosed with learning disabilities including dyslexia, dysgraphia and ADHD. He was fortunate - his learning problems were identified early. His parents obtained intensive Orton Gillingham remediation for him by Diana Hanbury King.  | | Pete's determination... Read More →


Sunday June 22, 2014 8:00am - 12:45pm
Rosemont AB

9:00am

Navigating College with Food Allergies

This panel will discuss accommodations and training already being done on some campuses, as well as what students and parents should know as they start the college process.


Speakers
avatar for Betsy Craig

Betsy Craig

Betsy Craig is the CEO and Founder of MenuTrinfo®, LLC, a company dedicated to protecting lives and promoting brands by proactively building nutritionals for restaurant kitchens with confidence.  Ms. Craig has been repeatedly named among the top CEO’s in the fast casual industry, ranked in the top 20 among Fast Casual’s 2012 and 2013 Top 100 Movers and Shakers. Additionally, her company, MenuTrinfo, ranked seventh among new... Read More →
avatar for Kristi Grim

Kristi Grim

Kristi Grim is the College Outreach Manager for Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE). As part of the FARE team, Kristi works to ensure the safety and inclusion of students with food allergies on college campuses. Kristi is currently working with committees and expert stakeholders to develop FARE College Food Allergy Program materials, including a comprehensive best practices guideline for colleges and resources for parents and students... Read More →
avatar for Beckee Moreland

Beckee Moreland

Beckee Moreland is a recognized gluten-free market expert with the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness (NFCA), and has worked as a gluten-free consultant for companies in the food industry since 2008. As the Director of Gluten-Free Industry Initiatives, Beckee manages NFCA’s Gluten-Free Resource Education and Awareness Training (GREAT) Kitchens program, a gluten-free training program for foodservice professionals and dietitians... Read More →
avatar for Anne Thompson

Anne Thompson

Anne K. Thompson has an extensive sales background and uses that knowledge as an advocate and support group leader for parents of children with life-threatening food allergies. She was a National Sales Manager for a book publisher and a National Account Manager for a national consumer products company. She has worked for Duracell, Hershey Chocolate Company and Crayola Products. | Anne co-founded a support group for parents of food allergic... Read More →
avatar for Beth Winthrop

Beth Winthrop

Beth Winthrop received her BS in nutrition from Cornell University and completed a combined Master's degree and dietetic internship at Tufts University and the Frances Stern Nutrition Center in Boston.  | | After a long career as a clinical nutrition manager and internship director for Sodexo healthcare, Beth is now happy to be working in campus services.  Beth’s goal is to help college students establish lifelong healthy... Read More →


Sunday June 22, 2014 9:00am - 10:30am
United A

9:00am

Yoga Trifecta
Research shows that stressors associated with managing life-threatening food allergies have a negative impact on quality of life. Research also demonstrates that yoga is associated with a decrease in symptoms of anxiety and depression, and an increase in self-compassion.

This workshop is about enhancing the quality of life of those impacted by food allergies. During this transformational, 90-minute workshop, teens will quiet their minds, gain awareness of their body and body sensations, and learn tools for coping with stress and regulating emotions. After participating in a gentle yoga practice and experiential activities, participants will leave refreshed, refocused, and ready to live a FULL LIFE with food allergies.


**Please note this session will run from 9:30 - 10:30 to allow attendees time, should they choose to change their clothes prior to the start of the session. There is a 15 minute break immediately following this session to allow attendees to change back into their regular clothes**  

Speakers
avatar for Kristen W. Kauke

Kristen W. Kauke

Kristen Kauke is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, who also happens to parent two boys with life threatening food allergies, as well as live with food allergies herself. | | Kristen’s dozen years of clinical experience includes therapy with clients of all ages.  She has provided individual, family, couples, and group counseling in both private and school settings.  She is also a 200-hour registered yoga teacher who teaches yoga... Read More →


Sunday June 22, 2014 9:00am - 10:30am
United B

9:00am

How To Develop a Food Allergy Management Plan For Your Child's Physical and Emotional Health at School

Practical information shared will broaden parents’ knowledge and understanding of current standards for comprehensive food allergy management practices at school, based on recent advances in this area. Evidence-based recommendations for developing procedures that address both the physical and emotional well-being of the child will be explored. A summary of relevant laws that support food allergy management efforts will be discussed in order to facilitate a practical understanding of how they may be interpreted and applied in the school setting. Attendees of this session will receive a copy of Jan's book, "Food Allergies: A Recipe For Success At School".


Speakers
avatar for Jan Hanson, MA

Jan Hanson, MA

Jan Hanson, M.A., has over twenty-five years experience in the area of food allergy management.  She has two children diagnosed with multiple food allergies, her oldest son in 1986 and her youngest son in 1992.  Jan conducted her first formal workshop to school personnel in 1996, and in 2001, she founded her consulting company, Educating For Food Allergies, LLC (EFFA). She has advised hundreds of families and educators throughout New... Read More →


Sunday June 22, 2014 9:00am - 10:30am
Grand A/B

10:45am

The Loss and Grief Process of Living with Food Allergies

This seminar will address the ambiguous loss and grief process for families who live with food allergies. We will identify the many losses associated with living with food allergies and learn about the grief process experienced by the entire family unit. Finally, we will explore strategies of integrating the loss into our lives and how to care for ourselves in the process.


Speakers
avatar for Karen Liebold, MA, LCPC

Karen Liebold, MA, LCPC

Karen V. Liebold, M.A., L.C.P.C., specializes in grief counseling and is the mother of three young children with multiple food allergies.  She brings her knowledge and experience working with the dying and the bereaved to the world of food allergies. Karen understands and feels the ambiguous loss that is part of living with food allergies and she seeks to educate and support others in the journey.


Sunday June 22, 2014 10:45am - 11:45am
Grand A/B

10:45am

Reinventing Family Recipes
Would you like to make a meal everyone in your family can enjoy without worrying about food allergies?Chefs Joel and Mary Schaefer will discuss ingredient substitutions, cooking techniques, and time saving tips to help you achieve an exciting and delicious family meal.

Speakers
avatar for Joel Schaefer

Joel Schaefer

Joel is a certified Chef de Cuisine with the American Culinary Federation and a Certified Hospitality Trainer with the American Hotel and Lodging Association. He is the author of Serving People with Food Allergies: Kitchen Management and Menu Creation. He is a consultant for FARE and has worked with them to provide quality-training material for their food service programs. He worked as a subject matter expert on the ServSafe Allergens&trade... Read More →
avatar for Mary Schaefer

Mary Schaefer

Mary is a certified Executive Pastry Chef with the American Culinary Federation. Her past experience includes Culinary Program Director at Virginia College, Jacksonville, Florida, Executive Pastry Chef at Walt Disney World® Resort Contemporary Resort and Coronado Springs Resort and Spa, The Royal Hawaiian and Sheraton Waikiki in Honolulu, Hawaii. Her passion for learning and teaching others how to cook led her to a teaching position at the... Read More →


Sunday June 22, 2014 10:45am - 11:45am
United A

10:45am

Food Allergies on the Go & at your Fingertips

Learn food allergy tips to help you eat on the go and travel including fast food, restaurants, schools and more. Discover mobile apps, ebooks and other resources to have at your fingertips to always feel safe and empowered regardless of your destination.


Speakers
avatar for Kim Koeller

Kim Koeller

Kim Koeller is an international business executive, sought-after speaker and the award-winning author of the Let’s Eat Out Around the World Gluten Free and Allergy Free series of 25-plus books, ebooks and mobile apps. Trusted by customers in over 60 countries, this pioneering series has won 18 quality innovation awards for 8 consecutive years and most recently released a 4th edition 2014 book. | | Kim has been 100% gluten and allergy free... Read More →


Sunday June 22, 2014 10:45am - 11:45am
United B

11:45am

Having your School Community Embrace Food Allergies

Tracy will be leading this presentation to discuss a real-life model recently executed at LTES, a K-8 school. In partnering with a trusted and proven allergy-free brand, a national cafeteria service provider, and school officials, a taste-testing at the cafeteria was offered for the first time, open to ALL students. This was an opportunity for a school community to embrace that allergy-free can be delicious, a healthier alternative, and that students with food allergies have delicious options to share with their friends!


Speakers
avatar for Tracy McBride

Tracy McBride

Tracy McBride has more than twenty years of accounting, finance and compliance experience spanning the financial services, insurance, broker/dealer and cooperative energy industries. She is a collaborative executive finance leader with an innate talent for developing and mentoring dynamic teams and inspiring a positive, high performance culture. The roles throughout her career have included project advisory roles for organizations executing... Read More →


Sunday June 22, 2014 11:45am - 12:45pm
United A

11:45am

What Part of a Cow Does an Egg Come From?

Jacqueline Church will share her experiences as being someone who could once eat whatever she pleased, to developing multiple food allergies. She will share with the audience, how she learned to  cope with the dangers and inconveniences of food allergies and other allergies, tips for cooking and eating out/eating with others.


Speakers
avatar for Jacqueline A. Church

Jacqueline A. Church

An engaging public speaker and writer, Jacqueline Church has been called inspiring, whether speaking to graduate students about managing their online personae, or talking to food bloggers about using technology to reach their audience. Training also reaches food and beverage, restaurants on the topics of serving diners with food allergies and transitioning to serving sustainable seafood | | A private cooking instructor, speaker... Read More →


Sunday June 22, 2014 11:45am - 12:45pm
Grand A/B

11:45am

Give a Minute, Save a Life: Spreading Food Allergy Awareness and Empowering the High School Student

After her younger brother’s diagnosis of severe food allergies to peanuts and tree nuts, Nicole Davessar has learned to live with a food allergy without actually having one herself. Learn how she took charge to spread knowledge and awareness in her school and community about food allergies. With this panel, Nicole hopes to inspire and empower teenagers to make a difference by spreading food allergy awareness to the students and staff at their own school.


Speakers
avatar for Nicole Davessar

Nicole Davessar

Nicole was born in Yankton, South Dakota and currently attends Walsh Jesuit High School in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio where she will be a senior this fall. Last year, she founded the Food Allergy Awareness Club in order to better educate her high school community about food allergies. Nicole is a member of the National Honor Society and has merited first honors throughout her schooling. At Walsh Jesuit, she is involved in CenterStage Theatre’s... Read More →


Sunday June 22, 2014 11:45am - 12:45pm
United B