I first met Kyle in my role as President of Food Allergy Education Network.  We had hired him to be the entertainment for our Dance-a-thon fundraiser.  I had heard some of his songs, but had never seen him in action. That May, he put on a show that had all the children singing and cheering.. read more →

13 Nov 2014
November 13, 2014

Heading to Wisconsin!!

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I am already packed and ready to go!  I am really looking forward to being part of this awesome conference spearheaded by Jenny Schumach of Food Allergy Association of Wisconsin and sponsored by Food Allergy Research and Education.  It is a full day conference jam-packed with fabulous information and best of all, it’s FREE!  .. read more →

By Gina Mennett Lee, M.Ed.  FoodAllergyConsulting.com 1: Identify students with food allergies and create a WRITTEN, Individual Plan of Accommodation.  This plan should include strategies to prevent exposure to allergens throughout the school day as well as how to respond should a reaction occur.   2. Train ALL staff to identify symptoms of an allergic.. read more →

  Book release and sneak peek!! Laurel Francoeur and I put the finishing touches on our new book, the Preschool Food Allergy Handbook, this September. We launched it at the Food Allergy Bloggers Conference and were overwhelmed by the support of this much needed book addressing the preschool setting. For those of you that aren’t.. read more →

Next Friday night as I put our Teal Pumpkin outside on my front steps, I will say a silent prayer of thanks to a mom I have never met, in a state far from my own, who decided to share a simple but wonderful idea. What was her idea?   Place a teal pumpkin on.. read more →

By Gina Mennett Lee, M.Ed.  FoodAllergyConsulting.com “It takes a village to raise a child. It takes a child with autism to raise the consciousness of the village.” Coach Elaine Hall This quote was shared by Dr. Rob Melillo via twitter this morning and it immediately struck a cord. It so perfectly captures how I feel.. read more →

    I am so excited about the great resources developed this month for the food allergy community. Below are my Top 3. The first is a tip sheet I was honored to create for Kids with Food Allergies, “Tips to Safely Celebrate Halloween.”  It is a 2-page handout for both home and school and.. read more →

I was honored to speak at this year’s Food Allergy Bloggers Conference held at the South Point Hotel in Las Vegas.  Last year was it’s inaugural year and there was so much buzz about it that I entered this year with very high expectations.  Not only would I be able to meet, in person, people.. read more →