Marci Komssi Founder of AllerWare FoodASC Member since 2017   Please tell us about yourself and why you are interested in food allergies. Thirteen years ago, my Ryan son was diagnosed with food allergies. Being a first time mom of twins, I was already overwhelmed and adding food allergies to my list of concerns made new…

Keith Norman Assistant Executive Chef of the South Point Hotel and Casino FoodASC Member since 2016   Please tell us about yourself and why you are interested in food allergies and sensitivities. I was raised by my grandmother, Big Ma.  As she aged, my grandmother encouraged me and my brothers to help her in the…

We asked our FoodASC members for their recommendation of allergy- friendly bars. Below is a list of 10 favorites!   Don’t Go Nuts! Gorilla power Organic, non-GMO, gluten-free, nut-free, peanut-free. Gorilla Power and Whitewater Chomp are favorites. Enjoy Life, Cocoa Loco Gluten- and nut-free, milk free, soy free. Coco Loc is a favorite.    …

Have you NOTICED? Teal pumpkins and products are popping up EVERYWHERE! Discount stores, dollar stores and even grocery stores! (for good reason I might add!) So what’s the deal with teal? The Teal Pumpkin Project, inspired by Food Allergy Community of East Tennessee (FACET), became one of FARE’s nationwide campaigns in 2014.  The project is a way…

I remember THIS DAY like it was yesterday. My older son had been yearning for a sibling and when we brought home his little brother from the hospital, he couldn’t get enough of him.  Thirteen years later, their relationship has blossomed. While not always “smooth”, they have a mutual respect and love for one another which…

Sharon Wong Food Allergy Advocate and Blogger, Nut Free Wok FoodASC Member since 2016 Please tell us about yourself and why you are interested in food allergies, asthma, and eczema. When my children were babies, I kept asking our former pediatricians why they had eczema, why they had such terrible and long lasting colds, why they…