We are thrilled to share Yael Walters Kozar and Andrew Kozar’s latest installment of the Anaphylactic Allergy Podcast. Watching footage from last year’s conference makes us all the more excited to see old and new friends in September at the 2014 Food Allergy Bloggers Conference.
Be sure to watch all the way to the end for some wonderful conference snapshots, we can’t get enough of everyone’s smiling faces!
Jenny Sprague, Co-Founder of the Food Allergy Bloggers Conference
Jenny Sprague, Co-Founder of #FABlogCon, will be speaking Saturday, May 17, 2014 at BlogHer Food in Miami. BlogHer is a world renown annual event for bloggers and BlogHer food is one of their specialty annual conferences aimed at food bloggers. The co-founder of BlogHer, Elisa Camahort Page, is a member of our Food Allergy Bloggers Conference advisory panel!
Most food allergy bloggers are food bloggers by necessity, so we are thrilled to share information about the panel “Turning Food Ethics into Action” below. Be sure to say hi to Jenny if you are in Miami this weekend at BlogHer food and follow her on twitter for updates – there will also be a mini-FABlogCon reunion so follow our official twitter feed for updates on that as well!
As a food blogger, you know what passion means. You care about quality, taste, style, and beauty – but you also probably care about something else, be it maybe social good, enviromental causes, the hunger gap, or health advocacy. If you’ve ever wondered how to turn the passion you hold dear into action – effectively integrate advocacy into your blogging routine, start your own movement or activist group, make a substancive change – this panel is for you.
Learn from bloggers who’ve taken their personal passions and turned them into action that’s changed the lives of their family, their readers, their communities, and the world. Get a roadmap for rallying the troops, creating a stir, and make change that doesn’t fall flat.
Blog Designer, Internet Consultant, and October #Unprocessed founder Andrew Wilder
We know that Mother’s Day, whatever day it falls on, can result in mixed emotions. For mothers that have lost those they love, for those whose mothers have passed away, and even for those that struggle with fertility or the adoption process in their journey of motherhood… the list goes on. Even so, ever since we got the video of the session “Facing Adversity with a Smile” from the 2013 Food Allergy Bloggers Conference we wanted to find a special day and way to share it with you. Mother’s Day in the United States is the start of Food Allergy Awareness Week and the opportunity was one we didn’t want to miss.
Speaking on the panel were Jenny Sprague, Tiffany Glass Ferreira, and Susan Weissman. Though there are a lot of tears during this presentation, we hope it is uplifting to know you are not alone in your struggles when you love someone with food allergies. For many of us, this is why we write on our blogs, to reach out and connect with others as we struggle to process what it means to figure out how to feed our children, to interact with people that “don’t get it,” or to find our own smile.
There are some incredible parents fighting to protect the health of America’s children from conditions and diseases like cancer, autism and allergies. One of them is a mom named Jenny Sprague. Like most of us, she wasn’t looking for this, but when your child has a life threatening allergic reaction, your life changes immediately. You change. You learn to cook, read labels like an FBI investigator and do everything that you can to ensure that your little one is safe. She is taking it to the next level in order to help others. I had the privilege of interviewing her. Her answers, passion and dedication will inspire you.
We hope you enjoy the interview and that it gets you excited about what November 2nd through 4th holds.
P.S. Please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your dietary needs for menu finalization and contact information you’d like shared for the USB drive we’ll be giving to attendees so that your conference connections will be long lasting!
IF you have not made your reservations for your hotel yet, you have until OCTOBER 3, 2013 to get the conference discounted room rates. All requests for rooms at the convention group rate must be received no later than October 3, 2013. Guests may also call The South Point HotelReservations Department directly 866-791-7626 (toll free). In order to obtain your special group rate, the guests need to identify themselves as being with Food Allergy Blogger Conference or group code: FOO1102.