The Emotional Benefits of OIT on the Whole Family
When we explore the option of food allergy treatment with oral immunotherapy (OIT) with a patient and their family, it’s important to understand the full picture of the impact of food allergies on that specific family — as well as the benefits that proactive treatment with OIT can provide. Latitude allergist Joanne Moreau M.D. and Tina L. R. Dominguez, PA-C, MMS discuss the emotional benefits of OIT in this article for FAST-OIT.
Latitude Founder and CEO, Kim Yates is interviewed by Sheri Baer of Punch Magazine. Kim shares her own family’s food allergy journey and her inspiration and commitment to build Latitude as a unique resource for other food allergy families.
HealthHackers Reviews Early Introduction Product
HealthHackers’ Gemma Evans reviews an early introduction product and asks Latitude allergist Dr. June Zhang about introducing common allergens into a baby’s diet.
Marco and Nicole’s Story — A Shared Journey
Marco and Nicole share their 20 year journey with multiple food allergies that lead them to do 12 oral food challenges (OFCs) at Latitude. Both mother and son have found inspiring paths along the way.
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Asian American Pacific Islander Food Allergy Experiences
Sharon Wong of Nut Free Wok, shares her experiences as a Chinese-American food allergy advocate and food blogger, and includes some of her fellow AAPI food allergy mom bloggers to share their experiences as AAPI food allergy moms. Read on to see what her friends Jenny Lee from Clean Eating Gluten Free Foodie and Rochie DeSagun from The Frugalista Mom have to say.
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Nutrition Services Now Available
Nutrition therapy can play an important role in care for patients impacted by food allergies or sensitivities. Julita Klopocka-Niemiec, MA, RDN, IFNCP, has joined the Latitude team to provide this important service to our patients.
Latitude Welcomes Dr. Christy Royer
Christine Royer, MD, allergist and immunologist, has joined the Latitude team! Dr. Royer provides comprehensive food allergy care including prevention, testing, and treatment for babies, children, and adults. She sees patients in our Marin and San Francisco locations.
Klara’s Food Allergy Journey
Suzanne’s daughter Klara was born with eczema, but started to develop hives and rashes after eating her first foods. Suzanne didn’t know where to turn for care until she found Latitude.
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Fall Community Event Series — Navigating the Holidays with Food Allergies
December 8, 2021, 12:00 pm, Learn about food allergies and connect with others in the food allergy community from the comfort of your own home. Latitude co-founders will provide some basics when managing food allergies during family get-togethers, school events, and travel. NOTE NEW DATE
Fall Community Event Series — Food Allergy Prevention for Babies
October 26, 2021, 1:00 pm, Learn about food allergies and connect with others in the food allergy community from the comfort of your own home. Latitude co-founders will provide the basics of food allergies and introducing foods to your baby.
Fall Community Event Series — Back to School with Food Allergies
September 13, 2021, 11:00 am, Learn about food allergies and connect with others in the food allergy community from the comfort of your own home. Latitude co-founders will provide some back-to-school basics when managing food allergies in the preschool, elementary and high school years.
Summer Community Event Series — Food Allergies in Adulthood
August 17, 2021, 7:30 pm, Learn about food allergies and connect with others in the food allergy community from the comfort of your own home Whether you’ve lived with food allergies your whole life or food allergies are new to you, join us to learn about your options for care. Latitude co-founders will provide an overview of food allergy testing and treatment options, as well as, tips to help navigate life with food allergies.
Summer Community Event Series — Food Allergies and the Toddler Years
July 15, 2021, 1:00 pm, Learn about food allergies and connect with others in the food allergy community from the comfort of your own home (during nap time!). Food allergy parents and Latitude co-founders, Debbie Taback, Kim Yates, and Julie Bitler, will provide parenting tips to help navigate preschool, playdates, and budding personalities, as well as, provide an overview of food allergy testing and treatment options for toddlers.
Latitude co-founder featured on FARE’s Take Action! with Hillary Carter series
Debbie Taback and Hillary Carter discuss the complexities of navigating several food allergy diagnoses in one household, the future of research and treatment expansion for food allergy and eczema, and the need for peer-to-peer support between food allergy parents.
Summer Community Event Series — Food Allergy 101: An Introduction to Testing, Treatment Options, and Care
June 15, 2021, 8:00 pm, Learn about food allergies and connect with others in the food allergy community from the comfort of your own home. Food allergy parents and Latitude co-founders Debbie Taback, Kim Yates, and Julie Bitler will provide an overview of testing, treatment and care options for those managing food allergies as an adult or navigating care for a child.
Latitude Opens New Clinics in Marin County and the Laurel Heights Neighborhood in San Francisco
Latitude is taking another step towards increasing access to specialized food allergy care and treatment by expanding into the North Bay and in San Francisco.
April SF Bay Area Food Allergy Parents’ Virtual Gathering
Wednesday, April 21, 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.
FARE Unveils Blueprint to Address Racial Inequity in Food Allergy
Latitude’s Suzie Mardini, had the opportunity to participate in FARE’s Roundtable Series on Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Access (DEIA), and contribute to this important work over the past few months. We’re eager to see these recommendations impact equity and access to care in the food allergy community.