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Brynn Hadler Q & A

We will be introducing you to the speakers and attendees of the Food Allergy Bloggers Conference by sharing their responses to a few questions. We have asked them to choose to answer 3-5 of these questions:

1. Who do you look forward to seeing/meeting most at FABC and why?
2. Which of your blog posts are you most proud of and why?
3. Which panel topic do you look forward to hearing most and why?
4. What is the best thing about food allergies?
5. What motivated you to start blogging about food allergies?
6. What is the best thing about the online food allergy community?
7. What other blogger would you most like to meet and why?
8. What other blogger has inspired you?
9. What is one of your favorite posts written by another blogger and why?
10. If you didn’t have or deal with food allergies, what would be your 3 favorite foods to eat/try?

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Hello, I’m Brynn Hadler, and I was not a blogger until I heard about the Food Allergy Blogger’s Conference. Because one of my children has multiple life threatening food allergies, I had followed and read the blogs of many of the attendees and speakers. Such fantastic people all gathered together? I knew I had to attend! But I couldn’t very well attend a blogger’s conference without being a blogger, right? So just in time for this conference, I published my first blog at www.allergybytes.com. Looking forward to meeting you!Brynn

#4  What is the best thing about food allergies?

The best thing about food allergies is that you can use them to amplify health. It’s such a great way to avoid so much of the junk that is peddled to children these days. Having a food allergy teaches children that being different is okay. Being different can make you even healthier than most people. And maybe, by having to be aware of food and food ingredients, it can be used as a catalyst to turn a child or adult down a path of healthy eating. With obesity, diabetes and other disease rates skyrocketing for both children and adults, having a food allergy may inadvertently help people – especially little people – avoid these other health issues.

#7 What other blogger would you most like to meet and why?

The blogger I’d most like to meet is Jessica Martin, the Food Allergy Sleuth. She is amazing!! When I read her “Getting Schooled” post deconstructing a scientific article on gut bacteria and food allergy, I felt like I’d discovered a kindred soul. I too, comb the scientific literature for clues to the food allergy puzzle, and I was over the moon to find another mother who did this. A unique and wonderful thing about Jessica is that she combines a gift of words with a strong scientific background to help explain complex jargon and concepts in a way that makes them understandable to everyone.

#10 If you didn’t have or deal with food allergies, what would be your 3 favorite foods to eat/try?

If I didn’t have to deal with food allergies, I would definitely fill my house with whole nuts in Autumn, eat coconuts and coconut-based dishes, and cook lots of Thai and Asian food with fresh prawns – mmmm! It would be so wonderful. But I can live without all that. Most of all, what I really want is for my son to not have to fear food. To be able to go anywhere and eat anything he wants and not have to fear for his precious and beautiful life.

Claudine Phillips MS, RD Q & A

We will be introducing you to the speakers and attendees of the Food Allergy Bloggers Conference by sharing their responses to a few questions. We have asked them to choose to answer 3-5 of these questions:

1. Who do you look forward to seeing/meeting most at FABC and why?
2. Which of your blog posts are you most proud of and why?
3. Which panel topic do you look forward to hearing most and why?
4. What is the best thing about food allergies?
5. What motivated you to start blogging about food allergies?
6. What is the best thing about the online food allergy community?
7. What other blogger would you most like to meet and why?
8. What other blogger has inspired you?
9. What is one of your favorite posts written by another blogger and why?
10. If you didn’t have or deal with food allergies, what would be your 3 favorite foods to eat/try?

ClaudinePhillipsI am Claudine Phillips and am a Registered Dietitian/Exercise Physiologist and creator of www.glutenfreegreenbean.com.  I look forward to meeting you all in the next few days.

 
4. What is the best thing about food allergies?
Living with food allergies can create a problem, but I find the challenge exciting. It is an opportunity to exercise my creativity and practice “kitchen chemistry”. Finding substitutions for eggs and dairy has been interesting to say the least. I find that cooking allergy free can be alot of fun!
 
5. What motivated you about blogging about food allergies?
My daughter was diagnosed with a severe peanut allergy  when she was 4 then celiac disease at age of 7. As we have adjusted her diet (and our kitchen), I found others wanted to know what we were doing. So, my daughter and I naturally started a blog to discuss products, recipes, and how we travel gluten and peanut (and now dairy) free.
 
10.  If you didn’t have or deal with food allergies, what would be your 3 favorite foods to eat/try?
I actually enjoy eating allergy free. There are no foods I miss to the point of missing them. There is a time or two that I will smell something and it brings wonderful memories with it, but I am trying to re-create that trigger with the new foods we eat. I make killer cinnamon rolls and fry up eggplant like nobody’s business! All gluten, peanut, and dairy free!
 
 
See you in a few days!

Daniella Knell Q & A

We will be introducing you to the speakers and attendees of the Food Allergy Bloggers Conference by sharing their responses to a few questions. We have asked them to choose to answer 3-5 of these questions:

1. Who do you look forward to seeing/meeting most at FABC and why?
2. Which of your blog posts are you most proud of and why?
3. Which panel topic do you look forward to hearing most and why?
4. What is the best thing about food allergies?
5. What motivated you to start blogging about food allergies?
6. What is the best thing about the online food allergy community?
7. What other blogger would you most like to meet and why?
8. What other blogger has inspired you?
9. What is one of your favorite posts written by another blogger and why?
10. If you didn’t have or deal with food allergies, what would be your 3 favorite foods to eat/try?

daniella knellI am a food allergy advocate, educator and blogger. My site is Smart Allergy Friendly Education  My first passion is in the classroom with children and adults.  I have come to realize our youth are much less fearful of having friends with food allergies than their parents.  Also, the network of support we can create for our children is life lasting.  You can also find me presenting resource awareness classes for parents new to managing food allergies. Having traveled this journey alone for a long time, my goal is to ease the stress for those following behind me.  All of these opportunities led to my passion for product and motivational blogging.  I am ecstatic to be joining so many other inspirational women and men at this Food Allergy Blogger Conference .

1. Who do you look forward to seeing/meeting most at FABC and why?

After 3 1/2 years of blogging, it’s hard to choose just one attendee I’d like to meet, as I feel I already have so many ‘friends’ in the crowd.  I am incredibly excited to meet Jenny and Homa, the organizers of this event.  It is their personal passions which have created this opportunity for so many of us like minded entrepreneurs, mompreneurs and community shakers to meet.

2. Which of your blog posts are you most proud of and why?

I present a lot of ‘product reviews’ and am most proud of the editorials I write which are carried through other food allergy channels.  My goal is to be realistic yet encouraging through my writings.  I get frustrated with those who prey on the fear of living with food allergies.  My motivational spirit is to let others know they truly can live life fully. Two of my favorites are: Vacationing Without Your Food Allergic Kids  carried by Rudi’s Gluten Free Bakery and No Nuts Moms Group , & the following article carried with different titles:  Nut-less and Grateful with  AllergyKids, and Keeping Nuts Out of the Classroom with Rudis Gluten Free Bakery

3. Which panel topic do you look forward to hearing most and why?

I am very much looking forward to ‘Honest Pay-Monetizing Your Passion’.  Blogging has been an incredible outlet for me, but is just a small part of MY passion.  With the right sponsorships, I believe I can take my personal writing and 15 years of motivational public speaking skills to another level.  Along with my SAFE food allergy labels, I have several ideas in mind and need just a little help in focusing on how to move forward.
4. What is the best thing about food allergies?

The best thing about living with food allergies is that my children have enabled me to be a better mom.  I always knew I wanted to make a difference in others lives.. I just didn’t know how.  They focused me.  My children are incredibly compassionate individuals because they understand what it’s like to ‘feel different’. At their young ages of 8 and 10, they have been speaking publicly to their peers about their ood allergies since they were both in pre-school.

5. What motivated you to start blogging about food allergies?

What motivated me to start blogging was that I was so tired I finding hidden ingredients in products I least expected.  My very first blog was about Crayola Dropz.  I was so surprised to find their was lactic acid in this product.  My son had rubbed it all over his hands while having fun in the tub.  Next thing we knew, he was freaking out because of the itching and hives.  That very week I begun my blog! And here I am three and half years later going to my first blogger conference ever!  My dream is to NOT just attend, but to be one of the ones inspiring those around us!

Shelly Dutil Q & A

We will be introducing you to the speakers and attendees of the Food Allergy Bloggers Conference by sharing their responses to a few questions. We have asked them to choose to answer 3-5 of these questions:

1. Who do you look forward to seeing/meeting most at FABC and why?
2. Which of your blog posts are you most proud of and why?
3. Which panel topic do you look forward to hearing most and why?
4. What is the best thing about food allergies?
5. What motivated you to start blogging about food allergies?
6. What is the best thing about the online food allergy community?
7. What other blogger would you most like to meet and why?
8. What other blogger has inspired you?
9. What is one of your favorite posts written by another blogger and why?
10. If you didn’t have or deal with food allergies, what would be your 3 favorite foods to eat/try? 

round-head-shot2-1024x1024Shelly Dutil is a certified Holistic Coach, a licensed Estheician, and a nutrition-fanatic Foodie all in one! She belives the food we eat diectly impacts how happy and healthy we are. You can follow her on Twitter @nutrition_happy Or check out her Nutrition Happy Facebook page, and Nutrition Happy blog.

1. Who do you look forward to seeing/meeting most at FABC and why?

I have owned Alyssa Fleming’s book, “Go Dairy Free”, for several years. It’s full of incredible recipes. I have introduced several nutrition clients to her book and her website as a helpful resource. I think she did a great job with both! I am very inspired by her story and all she has created out of it for herself. I am very excited to learn more from her!!!

4. What is the best thing about food allergies?

I would have to say that the best thing about food allergies is being inspired to change the way you eat and rediscovering food in a whole new way. As a Holistic Health Coach, I enjoy helping my clients discover new foods and get excited about food again. Inspiring them to eat healthier by making it fun and exciting is always my goal.

7. What other blogger would you most like to meet and why?

I would have to say, Blender Girl. I absolutely understand her love for her Vitamix, since I’ve been devoted to mine for the past 8 years. I remember it took me at least 3 years before I would allow myself to part with that kind of money, for what many think is just a blender, but it is so much more than that! I use mine at least once a day, so it has certainly earned it’s keep! I too feel that food is my medicine and I can relate to her story. I have so much respect for her and I find her to be such an inspiration!

10. If you didn’t have or deal with food allergies, what would be your 3 favorite foods to eat/try?

Homemade macaroni and cheese
Swiss fondue
Baked brie in a phyllo dough w/ fresh fruit slices

Kate H. of Diary of AnaPhylaxis Q & A

We will be introducing you to the speakers and attendees of the Food Allergy Bloggers Conference by sharing their responses to a few questions. We have asked them to choose to answer 3-5 of these questions:

1. Who do you look forward to seeing/meeting most at FABC and why?
2. Which of your blog posts are you most proud of and why?

3. Which panel topic do you look forward to hearing most and why?
4. What is the best thing about food allergies?
5. What motivated you to start blogging about food allergies?
6. What is the best thing about the online food allergy community?

7. What other blogger would you most like to meet and why?
8. What other blogger has inspired you?
9. What is one of your favorite posts written by another blogger and why?
10. If you didn’t have or deal with food allergies, what would be your 3 favorite foods to eat/try?

Slide1_2My real name is Kate. I’m a 39-year old singleton who is successful and deliriously happy. In October 2012, I learned that I’m allergic to: lentils (anaphylactic), tree nuts, apples, peanuts, sesame, sunflower and artichokes. I’m working to accept my “new relationship” with the epi-pen and want to share what I’ve learned, my experiences and my thoughts with all of you. My hope is that you’ll learn something, share something, and maybe share a laugh or giggle – after all, who says we need to be serious about serious topics all the time? I’m a relatively new blogger and I do have FA so I am really excited about this conference! I can’t wait to meet you and everyone else in November!
– Kate

“Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.”
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1. Who do you look forward to seeing/meeting most at FABC and why?

I’m really looking forward to meeting others with FA and other bloggers. I have so much to learn from them — whether it’s “hey, have you tried this food from this company?” to “did you know if you follow these tips you’ll increase your audience/readership?”.

2. Which of your blog posts are you most proud of and why?

I am deliberate with my blog posts and spend a lot of time carefully selecting words to ensure my personality and the intended tone come through. The blog posts I am most proud of are the ones that generate conversation. Every one of us is a different person with different perspectives so I love the posts that are provocative enough that cause others to comment on them.

4. What is the best thing about food allergies?

I am learning so much about what is – and isn’t – in our foods. It sounds silly but until I *had* to pay attention to what I was eating, I was pretty much oblivious to all the ingredients in the foods I ate daily. Knowing has been very eye-opening. And now when I go to a restaurant and they can’t explain what is in their food, I am delighted to leave! 🙂

5. What motivated you to start blogging about food allergies?

I had my first anaphylactic episode in October of last year. As a grown adult, I didn’t know anyone else who had gone through that themselves and I didn’t even know anyone who had a child who had gone through it. So I felt very alone. I initially created my blog to update my family & friends on what I was going through in the immediate days/weeks of that incident. It has grown and evolved from there.

6. What is the best thing about the online food allergy community?

The support!!! It really is amazing! It’s such a great feeling knowing that you are not alone.