Welcome to our "Food Allergy" page! I am excited to serve as the Expert on this site so that together we can learn how to keep our friends, family and ourselves safe in the world of food allergies. My goal is to provide you with the latest in research on food allergies, great recipes, tips for dining in and out, speaking up about food allergies, meeting our nutritional needs, and increasing overall awareness of this topic. I hope to provide fun and exciting articles and tips that make your life simpler and healthier. Keeping this site fresh and moving is also very important to me! So glad you stopped in to meet me and look forward to having you reading the Food Allergies page again!
As a Registered Dietitian in practice for over 18 years, I have extensive experience with clients who have food allergies. My practice specializes in Pediatric, Adolescent and Family Nutrition, so as you can imagine, I have worked with all ages in helping to meet their nutritional needs. In addition to my private clients, I have worked as the Nutrition Expert at schools and camps around the country to work with meeting food allergy needs for students and campers alike. It has always been important to me that there are food options in schools and camps for the students and campers to choose, as well as to be sure food safety is addressed. Working in the media on a national level, has also afforded me the opportunity to further share my nutrition expertise on this topic, as well as other wellness related issues. On a personal note, I myself have Celiac Disease, an autoimmune disease requiring me to follow a gluten/wheat free diet and my daughter has both a wheat and dairy allergy. So outside of my office, I am very well aware of what it really means to live in a food allergen free environment. I am a believer that if we work together, we can make eating with food allergies a wonderful, happy, delicious and safe experience.
As a Registered Dietitian, with a Masters Degree, for over 18 years I bring with me extensive experience and expertise in the field of Food Allergies. My private practice focuses on food allergies, along with many other aspects of nutritional therapies. Outside of my practice, I work with schools, camps and companies to serve as a Nutrition Expert. My company NutritionByMarlo works with camps to create and revise menus at camps to provide healthier and kid friendly meals. Additionally, I work with these camps to provide options for those with food allergies, teach food/cooking safety and to secure new foods to meet their needs while at camp. I have also served as a Nutrition Expert in the national media on television, in radio, magazines and on the web covering a variety of nutrition topics for over 15 years.
It is all about "Foodittude!" I believe a positive, healthy and hopeful state of mind about eating, food and nutrition is what its all about. When you take this approach, finding the best possible outcomes in making food choices (i.e., eating, cooking, shopping,etc) starts to become easier. This will change frustration to enjoyment and failure into success. Facing food allergies might seem like an obstacle at first, but with the right "foodittude" it will be nothing but a bump in the road. And one that can easily be managed in a healthy, fun, delicious and safe way.