Latitude Blog

Discover our food allergy community, get to know the diverse families who have sought care at Latitude, and learn from our dedicated team members.

Spotlight on Care

January 21, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccine and Food Allergies

With the FDA approval for emergency use of the first vaccine for SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID), there is ongoing dialogue in the food allergy community about use in allergic individuals. The FDA has determined that individuals with food allergies can safely be given the vaccine.

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Spotlight on Care

food allergy blood test
December 15, 2020

Food Allergy Blood Tests Without Tears

Pediatric phlebotomist, Jen Perez, is a specialist in blood draws for babies and young children. She shares her tips for an easy and smooth experience for parents and children when blood testing is needed. Jen also shares her career path and commitment to the food allergy patients and families at Latitude Food Allergy Care.

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Patient Voices

November 30, 2020

Collin’s Food Allergy Journey

Melissa’s son Collin was diagnosed with multiple food allergies as an infant. Collin, age 6, reached maintenance dosing with oral immunotherapy to peanut, cashew, and walnut in the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic. Melissa shares their food allergy journey from diagnosis to treatment, and what success looks like to their family. 

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Dr. Kari Nadeau's book
October 8, 2020

Dr. Kari Nadeau’s new book is a must read for anyone with known or suspected food allergies

The End of Food Allergy is a must read for anyone with known or suspected food allergies. Kari Nadeau, MD, PhD, Latitude co-founder and head of the Sean N. Parker Center for Allergy and Asthma Research at Stanford University, and food allergy parent Sloan Barnett, offer readers an approachable guide to the science behind food allergies and the life changing treatment options that are now available.

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Patient Voices

September 24, 2020

Tessa’s Journey from fear to advocacy

Tessa Grosso’s childhood with food allergies was marked with fear and countless visits to the doctor and the ER. When her mom, Kimberley Yates, partnered with Dr. Kari Nadeau to find a solution for Tessa’s severe multiple food allergies, Tessa ultimately became the first person to be treated for multiple food allergies with oral immunotherapy. Today, as a community advocate and an advisor for Latitude, she uses her experience to help create access to care for all food allergy families. She shares her story of transformation in her own words. 

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Patient Voices

July 17, 2020

Jacqueline’s Food Allergy Journey

Jacqueline is a rising high school sophomore with multiple food allergies including eggs, dairy, tree nuts, and peanut. She is a member of the FARE Teen Advisory Group and is passionate about volunteering at local food banks and providing allergy-friendly food to families in need. Jacqueline shares her journey of participation in a clinical trial, multiple food challenges to clarify her diagnosis, and advocacy for herself and other families impacted by food allergies. 

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Patient Voices

June 22, 2020

Nicole’s Food Allergy Journey

Michelle’s daughter Nicole was diagnosed with food allergies as an infant. Now during the COVID-19 pandemic, Nicole, age 4, has reached maintenance dosing with oral immunotherapy to peanuts. Michelle shares their food allergy journey from diagnosis to treatment, from fear and confusion to empowerment and gratitude.

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Patient Voices

May 14, 2020

Cotten’s Food Allergy Journey

We are excited to be introducing our first blog entry with patient stories! Cotten was only a six-month-old baby when he had his first severe food allergy reaction to peanuts. His mother, May, sought treatment and care for her baby right away. Their family had no family history of food allergies, but she knew as a hospital dietitian that food allergies were on the rise. Here is their story of their journey with food allergies.

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