23 Mar 2016
March 23, 2016

Love Remembers Day

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Long before “Love Remembers Day” was established, Aleasa Word began a movement of compassion. She and I were both in what was (at the time) a small facebook group of support groups leaders from across the country.  When news of a loss to anaphylaxis hit the media outlets, most of us felt helpless and distraught. .. read more →

This past weekend at the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Conference (AAAAI), exciting findings from Clinical Trials of the Viaskin Peanut (Phase II) & Milk (Phase I/II) Patch were shared. I was honored to speak with Dr. Hugh Sampson, Chief Scientific Officer of DBV (the biopharmaceutical company behind Viaskin)  the week before the.. read more →

06 Mar 2016
March 6, 2016

Quick Lesson on Clinical Trials

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Every year I look forward to the information presented at the AAAAI Conference.  Often the information is regarding treatments that are in various phases of clinical trials.  In trying to better understand the process, I ask Dr. Hugh Sampson for a quick lesson in clinical trails during my interview with him regarding the Peanut Patch.. read more →

When I first heard about the Allergy Amulet, I have to admit I had concerns about it.  I thought the purpose of the amulet was to use it as the sole means to ensure a food is safe. I shared this concern with it’s inventor, Abigail Barnes, at a food allergy event.  Not only was.. read more →

A mom of one of my daughter’s buddies sent me a link to the Upworthy story about this bear.  Developed by the company Sproutel, Jerry the Bear helps children feel supported while also teaching critical food allergy management skills.  (He initially was created to help children with Type 1 Diabetes.)   He interacts with the child.. read more →

09 Dec 2015
December 9, 2015

Educational Rights PSA

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Recently, I was sent this PSA created by high school students in an after-school program at the Co-Operative Arts Magnet School in New Haven.  They created it upon request of an Education Working Group in the state of CT.  The working group supplied all the legal information but the resulting PSA is entirely their creation. .. read more →

Today is the final day of the Mennett Food Allergy Consulting Book List Give Away. Laurel Francoeur, Esq.  and I wanted to give away our Preschool Food Allergy Handbook!  Click here to read the reviews.  This book is appropriate for parents, school nurses and educators PreK through 4th grade.   We cover pertinent research, best practices,.. read more →

Now through December 8th, in celebration of the launch of the Mennett Lee Food Allergy Consulting Book List, I am partnering with some of my favorite authors to provide you with free copies of their books.  All of these books had to meet the stringent criteria for inclusion on the book list.   Today we.. read more →