There is much confusion about whether or not PTA/PTO’s are legally obligated to make events accessible for students with food allergies  (Please, keep in mind that the term “accessible” is going to be different for each child. ).  I’ve asked Laurel Francoeur, Esq. to answer this question  for us.  This information only applies to.. read more →

05 Jan 2015
January 5, 2015

Advocacy Toolkit

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    I am so excited to share this excellent resource from the Asthma & Allergy Foundation of America.  This is a topic that is near and dear to my heart as a food allergy consultant.  At the Food Allergy Bloggers Conference last September, I was honored to speak about advocacy with Caroline Moassessi, Laurel.. read more →

As 2014 comes to a close, it is a natural time for reflection.  In addition to making resolutions in my personal life, I have been thinking about our food allergy community and all that has happened this year.   There were high highs like Sean Parker donating $24 million to the cause, and the new.. read more →

Yesterday, I wrote a short note to the parents in a facebook group I created specifically to address food allergies at school.  Every day there are posts that parents share about their child’s struggles to be safely included at school.  Along with the support and advice given, there is a great deal of anger, heartache.. read more →

By Gina Mennett Lee, M.Ed. Hopefully, if you have been reading my work, you know that I stress the importance of an individual written plan for each child with a food allergy.  The importance of an individual plan is echoed in the CDC guidelines.   These plans should address strategies to prevent a reaction as.. read more →

01 Dec 2014
December 1, 2014


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The Preschool Food Allergy Handbook plus FREE Poster! ONLY $25 and only at   read more →

By Gina Mennett Lee, M.Ed. I have been asked to speak about the topic of being thoughtful about our words and actions when communicating in public many times over the past few months.  I usually use this quote during the presentations and I think it is worth sharing in light of what took place.. read more →

A child’s safety is not a joke. I usually don’t waste my time responding to inappropriate comments made by ignorant people regarding food allergies. I’d rather spend my time educating others and working for positive change.  However, this remark just could not and should not be ignored. It was made by a member of a.. read more →