Like so many who fight for the rights of those with food allergies and food-related disease, Mary C. Vargas found her calling when her youngest son was diagnosed with food allergies and celiac disease. Unlike most of us, Mary also is a founding partner with Stein & Vargas LLP, a civil rights law firm committed to the principle that all people have full and equal access to all parts of American society.
Amelia Ekus is nourishing inspiration in the corporate cafés she manages by creating a honest, sustainable and inclusive food and beverage experiences while also doing everything in her power to give her team members the skills they need to grow in their careers, not just to succeed in their current positions.
Attorney Mary Vargas is making history in the food and beverage industry by giving a voice to people who aren’t being heard, such as a college student who could never afford a $685-an-hour attorney to speak for them. She advocates for people living with food allergies, celiac disease, and non-celiac gluten sensitivities.
A self-described “systems-change nerd,” Emily Brown, founder and CEO, Food Equality Initiative is determined to ensure that all who need allergy-free food have access to it. Celebrating Women’s History Month with stories of women making history today in the food and beverage industry.
Alcohol and events can be a great mix, but the combination can also carry increased risks. Here are some tips on how to make your events that serve alcohol safer and more inclusive.
Attendee dietary and disability needs data need protection too. How are you protecting it?
On Human Rights Day, let’s not forget that life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness rest on even more basic human rights — including access to healthy, nourishing food.
World Food Day is Dedicated to Promoting Healthy Diets and Efforts to End Hunger Worldwide Meeting and event professionals generally think in terms pleasing discerning palates when planning event food and beverage needs, not ending hunger. Sure, attendees may get a tad peckish if the general session runs into the coffee break time, but serious, stomach-growling hunger tends to be a pretty rare thing. In fact, it’s much more likely you’ll have heaping platters of food going uneaten at the end of the buffet than it is to hear anyone complain that there wasn’t enough to go around. If only…
J.D.’s lawsuit centers on discrimination because of his food allergy. He felt that there were no reasonable accommodations made for his disability.
October is Disability Employment Awareness Month – a time where we recognize the contributions of people with disabilities in our workforce. It’s also the opportune time to educate ourselves on how to be more accommodating for our colleagues and coworkers who may have a disability. It’s been 10 years since the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was amended in 2008, but educating employers and employees alike about the changes has proven to be a long and difficult process. Whether a CEO, an HR professional, an event professional or a manager, you should know that individuals with food allergies, celiac disease…