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#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 (www.whitewave.com/csr) 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 is excited to announce…

With HUGE thanks to Don’t Go Nuts,  (who are sponsoring our special guest) that we are SO EXCITED and pleased to announce one of our speakers for the 2nd annual Food Allergy Bloggers Conference this year is none other than Ms. Robyn O’Brien!

Robyn O’Brien authored “The Unhealthy Truth: How Our Food Is Making Us Sick and What We Can Do About It.” A former financial analyst, author, TEDx speaker and mother of four, Robyn brings detailed analysis to her research into the impact that the global food system is having on the health of our children. She founded Allergy Kidswww.allergykidsfoundation.org,  and was named by Forbes as one of “20 Inspiring Women to Follow on Twitter.” The New York Times has described her as “Food’s Erin Brockovich.” Watch Robyn’s TEDx Austin talk here or learn more at www.robynobrien.com.

Last year our conference theme was connection, this year it is celebrating others and Robyn has been cheering us on and supporting our event for the past year. She is thrilled to be coming and participating this year, and she is looking forward to meeting everyone!

Pre-Sale tickets will be available February 1 to the 15th, for $75 off regular price. Sale tickets go on sale 2/16 until 3/31 and will be $50 off regular price. We look forward to seeing you in September!



Jenny Sprague Interviewed by Robyn O’Brien, Author of “The Unhealthy Truth”

We are so proud and appreciative that Robyn O’Brien, author of “The Unhealthy Truth” featured the Food Allergy Bloggers Conference in her latest post on her Prevention.com blog “Inspired Bites.”

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.

(continue reading here: Food Allergies: One Mom’s Blog Turns Into a Full Blown Conference)

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 fablogcon@gmail.com 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 Hotel Reservations 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.