Monthly Archives: November 2015

#FABlogCon 2015 Round-Up Posts

Our 3rd annual #FABlogCon is behind us. It was an event filled with new faces, dear friends, and some great informative sessions! Our expo has continued to grow each year- and it too saw both familiar friends and new supporters! We want to thank all our sponsors, speakers and attendees who make our event possible! We had a great time this year!! Please don’t forget to share your favorite products and companies so we can show our thanks and support our sponsors!

I will be sharing the photos our good friend Dec took later this week! ~ I am looking forward to seeing them! So many great memories from this year!

Please leave your follow-up post links about this year’s event here or email the link to us at . Thank you all!


#FABlogCon Tag board

Celiac and the Beast, Erica Dermer: Thank You #FABlogCon Sponsors!

Allergic Child, Nicole Smith: The FABulous 2015 Food Allergy Bloggers Conference

Food Allergy Ninja: How to hold your child like an Epi-Pen Ninja

Soul Food, Kathleen Shannon: FABlogCon Recap

Learning to Eat Allergy Free; Colette Martin: The Food Allergy Blogger Conference, Another Great Year

Aterica Health, Holly Curtis:  Thank You Food Allergy Blogger’s Conference!

Nutrimom, Tracy Bush, Food Allergy Badasses

Transportation Tips

Arriving in Denver, you will need to take a subway transport to Baggage claim.

The Renaissance Hotel has a free shuttle service that runs every 30 minutes- Pick-up times are :05 after the hour and :35 after the hour. It is a white van with Renaissance Hotel on the side. You will need to exit the WEST TERMINAL (RED SIGNS) Door 512 -Island #3 You do NOT need a reservation to catch the shuttle to the hotel- HOWEVER- for those departing post event- you will need to sign up next to the registration desk to reserve a ride. If you have any questions please call the front desk at 303-399-7500

Taxis cost $35-$50

UBER: If you don’t have an Uber account- it’s easy to set one up- Download the app from the App store and follow the steps to register. You may use my code jennys3898u and you will get a discount ($15- off I believe) on your first ride!

#FABlogCon Update #3: Saturday’s Keynote with Robyn O’Brien

Be sure to join us Saturday at lunch for this year’s Keynote Address with Robyn O’Brien and guests, where we will talk about “Food, Fear, and Love”


Samantha Cabaluna, Earthbound Farm

Samantha Cabaluna is Vice President of Communication for heritage organic produce grower Earthbound Farm,which has grown from 2½ acres to become the country’s leading grower of organic produce. She has been with Earthbound Farm for the last 12 years, contributing to the company’s success in increasing the adoption of organic in the fresh-cut salad category to more than 24%.  In her time at Earthbound Farm, Cabaluna has led the company’s communications programs, from consumer marketing to public relations, crisis/issues management, consumer affairs, community relations, social media and other digital channels. She is an ardent advocate for organic and for the company’s mission to bring the benefits of organic food to as many people as possible and serve as a catalyst for positive change.

Deanna Bratter, WhiteWave Foods

Deanna Bratter is the Director of Corporate Sustainability for WhiteWave Foods, one of America’s fastest growing and most progressive food companies.   A longtime member of the vibrant Boulder, Colorado natural products community, Deanna has been instrumental not only in driving WhiteWave’s sustainability initiatives, but also in helping the company create a values-driven culture.  As a passionate advocate for balancing sustainability with successful business, Deanna sets the strategy and programs that drive WhiteWave’s social and environmental sustainability goals.  Key initiatives include reducing the business’s environmental impact (specifically emissions, energy, waste and water) and improving responsible sourcing and sustainable packaging. Deanna oversees the company’s annual Greenhouse Gas (GHG) inventory and manages external reporting, including WhiteWave’s first Corporate Social Responsibility ( and Carbon Disclosure Project reports. Deanna holds dual bachelor degrees from the University of South Florida and has obtained certification from the University of Denver on Sustainability Leadership and Implementation, in addition to completing Six Sigma Management and GRI training.


Rebekah Lyle, WhiteWave Foods and Silk  

Rebekah is Director of Marketing for Silk at the WhiteWave Foods Company, and has worked in the natural foods industry for more than ten years.  As a mom of two little boys, Rebekah is passionate about the organic and natural foods industry, and the impact we can all have on feeding ourselves and generations to come in a healthier, more sustainable way.

#FABlogCon Update 2

As you all know there has been a voluntary 100% recall of the Sanofi Auvi-Q Epinephrine auto-injectors. Sanofi has been our platinum sponsor since the inception of the Food Allergy Bloggers Conference, and continues to support our community, and efforts to raise awareness and educate others about management of food allergies. Sanofi representatives plan to be on site all day Saturday in the Expo to answer questions and meet with you one on one.

However with this recent precautionary recall, there are factors at work beyond the control of myself or others whom are being impacted. It is with great regret that I have to say that we will be canceling the presentation from Dr. Eric and Evan Edwards this year. We sincerely hope to have them back at our next event; but in light of the current situation it was advised that it will be best for them not to attend.

Statement from Dr. Eric Evans:

“It is with great regret that Evan and I must cancel our attendance next week at the conference. In light of current events, Kaleo has determined that it is best that we are not present at the conference so that Sanofi may handle any inquiries relating to Auvi-Q. Given Sanofi is responsible for commercialization as well as manufacturing of Auvi-Q, we feel our presence may create a potential distraction and invite questions that we are unable to answer. We sincerely apologize and appreciate your understanding.”

I AM attempting to find a replacement speaker/presentation to fill in this time slot for you. I apologize to everyone, but these circumstances are out of my control. ~Jenny

#FABlogCon Updates:

  • There is a Free Shuttle from the Airport to the Hotel- I will post more details next week!
  • Expo opens Friday at 1:00pm
  • Join Missy Berggren Friday afternoon from 2-5pm for Social Media Boot Camp – How to get the most out of Twitter and Periscope
  • Opening Night Welcome Party starts at 6PM!
  • Expo is open Saturday 9-5PM – and Sunday 9-12 (afternoon hours up to sponsors). Get in there and visit those Sponsors to earn your Raffle tickets!
  • New Research panel with Whitney Block had to be cancelled. We will be moving The Human Factor: Growing Up, Living and Innovating with Life-threatening Food Allergies will be on Saturday 10:15-11:45am.
  • Dr. Julie Brown’s session on Epinephrine and Auto-Injectors will be Sunday, November 15 • 8:30am – 10:00am
  • Blog & Order Session: Speaker Kelly Bagla will no longer be speaking. In preparing for this year’s 2015 FABlog Conference, please consider what questions you would like answers to from our “Blog and Order: Legal Q&A Panel” licensed and practicing attorneys. Our two panelists are Francis Rushford, Esq. and Assly Sayyar, Esq. They will be available to answer questions and provided legal information in the following topic areas:
  1. Forming your own business.
  2. Trademarking and trade name registration.
  3. Copyright
  4. Copyright infringement
  5. Governing and operating your business.
  6. Contract drafting and signing
  7. Raising capital for your business – loans, crowd funding, solicitation of investors and the Securities and Exchange Commission
  8. Defamation and online harassment.
  9. Patents
  10. Hiring employees and collaborating with other businesses

Please email your questions to and label the subject line “FABLOG 2015 QUESTIONS” by no later than October 30, 2015.  Our Panelists will consider the questions submitted and some will be chosen to be answered based on topic, scope, length, popularity, time constraints, and legal ethics.