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Tiffany DeSilva 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?

 

Headshot0011Hello, I am Tiffany deSilva of www.FantasticallyFree.com.  I am a Social Worker and Certified Coach for children, families, and individuals with food allergies and related conditions.  I am also the mother of 3 daughters with multiple food allergies. In addition to the blog, Fantastically Free provides educational resources, coaching and hands-on services to help people live safe, healthy and happy lives despite food allergies.

 

 

 

1. Who do you look forward to seeing/meeting most at FABC and why?
I love connecting with people, especially those in the food allergy community. I know there is going to be a fabulous group in attendance, so I am really looking forward to meeting everyone (or at least as many people as possible)!

4. What is the best thing about food allergies?
The best thing about food allergies is that we eat a well-balanced and healthy diet.  Instead of defaulting to the typical american diet of unhealthy processed foods, we focus on eating whole foods.  I also feel that we are more in tune with our bodies and how food affects us, both positively and negatively. We focus on eating well and ejoying life, not mourning foods that make us ill.

5. What motivated you to start blogging about food allergies?
I created the Fantastically Free site because there is a huge gap between being diagnosed with a food allergy, being told to avoid certain foods, and actually living a safe, healthy, and happy life with food allergies.  My goal is to help people bridge that gap.

6. What is the best thing about the online food allergy community?
The best thing about the online food allergy community is the support.  Dealing with food allergies can feel very isolating sometimes, but it doesn’t have to be that way when you have a community.

10. If you didn’t have or deal with food allergies, what would be your 3 favorite foods to eat/try?
Despite having 3 kids with multiple food allergies and my own dietary restrictions, we don’t really long for any foods.  The 3 greatest things would be: (1) Not worrying about cross-contact (2) Going to baseball games without the peanut-free zone (3) Traveling with greater ease.