Kayla King, Founder & CEO of MyMeal, talks with Tracy about the challenges of eating out with food allergies and celiac disease and about the app she created to help people with food restrictions find safe restaurant meals.
Samantha Kenny is a Senior Program Officer with World Wildlife Fund’s global food waste team. She focuses on strategies for hospitality and food service businesses to address food waste.
Elise Buellesbach chats with Tracy about what she’s working on related to on-campus dining, when food is an inclusive issue, how she wants to encourage conversations about food allergies, and what it takes her to be safe.
How Stew for a Cold Day Became a Lesson in Label Reading Today the weather in New Bern, N.C., is a bit nasty — rainy and cold. To beat the dank and dreary day, my mom decided to make some stew, a comfort food she has made for as long as I can remember. It is a delicious dinner that would warm our bodies and our souls — as is only right for a home-cooked meal made by mom. When I went into the kitchen to make lunch, I noticed she had already cut up the potatoes and carrots…
Margaret Clegg, MI Gluten Free Gal, shares her experience of living with celiac disease for two decades and what food safety means to her.
Learn how Tricia Thompson is making HERstory as THE Watchdog for the gluten-free community, fighting for transparency and accuracy in US food manufacturing and food service.
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.
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.
Not only do people with food allergies have to watch what they eat, but they also have to watch what they spend.
Keep an Employee’s Invisible Disability in Mind at Company Events The definition of an invisible disability in simple terms is a physical, mental or neurological condition that limits a person’s movements, senses, or activities that not visible to the eye. And, because the symptoms of the disability are invisible, it makes the disability misunderstood and ignored. Examples of an invisible disability include, but are not limited to peanut allergy, celiac disease and diabetes. In 2008, the Americans With Disabilities Act was amended to to add additional terminology to major life activities as defined in the original law enacted in 1990.…