Event

January SF Bay Area Food Allergy Parents’ Virtual Gathering

Wednesday, January 27, 2021, 8:00 pm. Join us for a fun gathering of food allergy parents providing a regular opportunity to connect and find support within our community. Join local food allergy parents from around the San Francisco Bay Area for this virtual social event.

We look forward to families sharing their personal food allergy journeys. There will also be an opportunity for parents to join smaller breakout rooms where you can connect with others who are at similar stages in their food allergy journey. Contact Debbie Taback at [email protected] with questions.

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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.

News

Food Allergy News from Latitude — December 2020

As we close out 2020, the Latitude team is grateful to connect with you, provide updates and resources for families with food allergies, and share a transformative food allergy journey. We hope that this season of holidays is a safe and healthy one for your family. 

Patient Blog

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.

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Patient Blog

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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SF Bay Area Food Allergy Parents’ Virtual Gathering

Wednesday, December 9, 2020, 8:00 pm. Join us for a special gathering of food allergy parents providing an opportunity to connect and find support within our community. Join local food allergy parents from around the San Francisco Bay Area for this virtual social event.

We look forward to families sharing their personal food allergy journeys. There will also be an opportunity for parents to join smaller breakout rooms where you can connect with others who are at similar stages in their food allergy journey.

News

Allison Anderson named to UCSF School of Nursing 40 under 40

UCSF School of Nursing includes Latitude Nurse Practitioner Allison Anderson on a list recognizing 40 rising nurse leaders under 40.

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SF East Bay Food Allergy Parents’ Virtual Gathering

Wednesday, November 18, 2020, 8:00 pm. Join us for a special gathering of food allergy parents providing an opportunity to connect and find support within our community. Join local food allergy parents from Orinda, Lafayette, Walnut Creek, Pleasanton, and other neighborhoods in the East Bay for this virtual social event.

We look forward to families sharing their personal food allergy journeys. There will also be an opportunity for parents to join smaller breakout rooms where you can connect with others.

News

Food Allergy News from Latitude — October 2020

The Latitude team shares a transformative food allergy journey, new resources for families with food allergies, and a glimpse of care in our new locations.

Patient Blog

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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Food Allergy News from Latitude — July 2020

The Latitude team shares the experiences of two patients, a newly released research publication co-authored by Latitude Founder Kimberley Yates, and provide updates about our COVID-19 safety measures. 

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Consensus report from the Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) 2019 Oral Immunotherapy for Food Allergy Summit

Latitude Founder, Kimberley Yates was honored to participate in the first Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) Oral Immunotherapy for Food Allergy Summit in November 2019. Kimberley was able to provide the patient voice and the Latitude team’s clinical perspective in this important discussion of the role of oral immunotherapy in food allergy care. 

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Patient Blog

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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News

Latitude Welcomes Dr. June Zhang

Latitude has added our second allergist to the team. Dr. June Zhang, a board certified allergist and immunologist, is passionate about helping patients with food allergies and truly understands the needs of food allergic families from her own personal experience with a food allergy.

Patient Blog

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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Education

Food Allergy Education for Parents of Young Children

Dr. Rani Maskatia was honored to be invited by Blossom Birth and Family to discuss food allergies with parents of young children. Her talk in May 2020 focused on the introduction of allergenic foods, signs that a baby has a food allergy, the best ways to diagnose food allergies, and the latest research and options for treatment of food allergies.

Education

Pediatric Nutrition Roundtable: a conversation about food, anxiety, and allergies during COVID-19

Pediatricians Dr. Janesta Noland and Dr. Kellen Glinder of Private Medical, and board certified allergist and food allergy specialist Dr. Rani Maskatia of Latitude Food Allergy Care, participated in an interactive webinar about nutrition, food allergies and sensitivities, and their impact on patient well-being — particularly during this time of COVID-19.

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Latitude Expands Innovative Food Allergy Care to Families Across the Bay Area

Pioneering a new standard of food allergy care, Latitude takes the next step towards building a national network of its specialized clinics and services

COVID-19 Update: Latitude is open. Read about our COVID safety measures.